• Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Sharing and disseminating HPSR conceptual and methodological innovations

    Sharing and disseminating HPSR conceptual and methodological innovations

  • Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Participating in the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Building an intellectual hub for HPSR in Cape Town South Africa

    Building an intellectual hub for HPSR in Cape Town South Africa

  • Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Supporting African HSPR capacity development

    Supporting African HSPR capacity development

  • Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Building an intellectual hub for HPSR in Cape Town South Africa

    Building an intellectual hub for HPSR in Cape Town South Africa

  • Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Participating in the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Collaboration for Health Systems Analysis and Innovation

A collaborative of health policy and systems researchers based in the Western Cape, South Africa, with a focus on strengthening the health policy and systems research field through conceptual and methodological development, as well as interdisciplinary and multisectoral engagement.

For HPSR teaching resources
and support visit:

The Health Systems Planning & Governance Platform: thinking about health systems governance and how it can be used to improve population health

HSGP blog

 

Is “health systems governance” becoming the new buzzword in global health? While an increasing number of academic papers are being published on this theme, each trying to lay down the theoretical and foundational elements of what health systems governance is and what it can possibly mean in practice, ideas such as “good governance” or “governance for UHC” are seemingly entrenching themselves and developing roots in the global health discourse.

But what exactly is governance? In the field of international development, the concept is not new. It has been with us since the late 1980s, when the World Bank first coined it in what they called the “crisis of governance” in many Sub-Saharan African countries. But as many critics would point out, governance is an elusive concept; it can be used to mean everything and nothing.

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