• Addressing corruption in the health sector: Securing equitable access to health care for everyone 

      Hussmann, Karen (U4 Issue 2011:1, Research report, 2011-01-25)
      The development community is striving to achieve results and value for money with its investments in health around the world. Yet, donors often work in countries where the risk of corruption is high and where public ...
    • Anti-Corruption in the Health Sector: Preventing Drug Diversion through Supply Chain Management 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2006:4, Report, 2006-01-01)
      Drug supply is an essential component of health care systems, accounting for 10-30% of health care costs. Drugs can be expensive, and willingness to pay for drugs is high, creating the danger that employees will divert ...
    • Anti-Corruption in the Health Sector: Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in User Fee Systems 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2006:3, Report, 2006-01-01)
      Designed to promote efficiency and expand access to health care services by leveraging financial contributions from patients, user fee systems are in place in government and private facilities throughout the world. Yet, ...
    • Avantages et inconvénients des indemnités journalières : une entrave à la bonne gouvernance du secteur de la santé ? 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2011:10, Report, 2011-11-25)
      Les indemnités journalières constituent un mécanisme important de remboursement des frais encourus au travail, d’encouragement à la participation aux activités de formation continue et de motivation des employés sous-payés. ...
    • Benefits and drawbacks of per diems: Do allowances distort good governance in the health sector? 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2009:29, Report, 2009-11-25)
      Per diems, or daily allowances, are an important mechanism for reimbursing work‑related expenses, encouraging participation in professional development activities, and motivating under‑paid employees. Yet, sometimes employees ...
    • Complaints mechanisms in health organizations 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2013:6, Report, 2013-10-23)
      Strategies to increase transparency and accountability often include complaints mechanisms by which organisations can respond to individual suspicions of corruption and other grievances. This Brief discusses how complaints ...
    • Corruption in the Health Sector 

      Nordberg, Carin; Vian, Taryn (U4 Issue 2008:10, Research report, 2008-12-01)
      This U4 Issue presents some essential resources for anyone promoting anti-corruption in the health sector, or otherwise wanting to learn about the challenges of corruption in the health sector. The text is originally ...
    • Corruption in the Health Sector 

      Norberg, Carin; Vian, Taryn (U4 Issue 2006:1, Research report, 2006-01-01)
      This U4 Issue presents some essential resources for anyone promoting anti-corruption in the health sector, or otherwise wanting to learn about the challenges of corruption in the health sector. The text is originally ...
    • Decentralisation and gender. A study on coordination and cooperation in LGA for maternal health. 

      Lange, Siri; Schanke, Liss (Research report, 2007-11-26)
      Tanzania initiated the Local Government Reform Programme in 1996. The objective of the reform is decentralisation by devolution, and to strengthen local authorities' ability to deliver quality and accessible services in ...
    • Effects of Payment for Performance on accountability mechanisms: Evidence from Pwani, Tanzania 

      Mayumana, Iddy; Borghi, Jo; Anselmi, Laura; Mamdani, Masuma; Lange, Siri (Social Science & Medicine vol. 179, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
      Payment for Performance (P4P) aims to improve provider motivation to perform better, but little is known about the effects of P4P on accountability mechanisms. We examined the effect of P4P in Tanzania on internal and ...
    • Good governance for medicines initiatives: Exploring lessons learned 

      Kohler, Jillian Clare; Ovtcharenko, Natalia (U4 Issue 2013:3, Research report, 2013-05-13)
      Corruption in the pharmaceutical system results in wasted resources, limited access to health services and reduced health gains. In this U4 Issue paper, we examine select global initiatives in the area of good governance ...
    • Health services in Angola. Availability, quality and utilisation 

      Frøystad, Mona; Mæstad, Ottar; Villamil, Nohra (CMI Report R 2011:9, Research report, 2011-12-16)
      This report discusses the availability and quality of health services in two provinces of Angola (Luanda and Uíge) and reports how households perceive the level of quality and utilise the existing services. We study a ...
    • Hva virker i utviklingspolitikken? En gjennomgang av forskningslitteraturen 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Report R 2016:7, Research report, 2016-12-01)
      Main points in English: What works in aid
    • Informal pay and the quality of health care: lessons from Tanzania 

      Mæstad, Ottar; Mwisongo, Aziza (U4 Brief 2007:9, Report, 2007-10-01)
      Informal payments for health services are common in many transitional and developing countries. Informal payments are often claimed to reduce access to health services, especially among the poorest. Impacts on the quality ...
    • La corruption dans le secteur de la santé 

      Nordberg, Carin; Vian, Taryn (U4 Issue 2009:14, Research report, 2009-12-01)
      La présente étude de U4 constitue une source d’information essentielle pour quiconque participe à la lutte contre la corruption dans le secteur de la santé ou souhaite se documenter sur les défis que pose le phénomène de ...
    • La corruption dans le secteur de la santé : méthodes d'apprentissage et d'enseignement 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2011:14, Report, 2011-01-01)
      Les programmes de formation et d’éducation qui traitent du thème de la corruption et de la santé peuvent contribuer à changer la manière dont les administrateurs publics et le personnel des agences de développement abordent ...
    • Marginalisation and Poverty in Rural Malanje, Angola 

      Tvedten, Inge; Lázaro, Gilson (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 18, Report, 2016-12-01)
      Rural Angola has gone through decades of hardships with war and economic marginalisation – culminating with the current economic crisis. This brief is about ten rural communities in the province of Malanje. It shows that ...
    • Mecanismos para presentar denuncias en organismos de salud 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2014:7, Report, 2014-06-10)
      Las estrategias para aumentar la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas suelen incluir mecanismos por medio de los cuales los organismos pueden responder a sospechas específicas de corrupción u otras formas de inconformidad. ...
    • Per diem policy analysis toolkit 

      Vian, Taryn; Sabin, Laura (U4 Issue 2012:8, Research report, 2012-12-18)
      Most organizations use per diems as a way to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses for travel and to encourage staff to attend professional development activities. However, weaknesses in policy design and control of spending ...
    • Perceptions of per diems in the health sector: Evidence and implications 

      Vian, Taryn; Miller, Candace; Themba, Zione; Bukuluki, Paul (U4 Issue 2011:6, Research report, 2011-07-01)
      This study details the perceived benefits, problems, and risks of abuse of per diems and allowances in developing countries. Drawing on 41 interviews with government and nongovernmental officials in Malawi and Uganda the ...