Strengthening coordination for shock preparedness and response: lessons for health system resilience

Download this working paper here.

Coordination and partnership are widely highlighted in policy and academic literature as important for health system resilience, and as such they have a core place in the ReBUILD for Resilience research framework. This working paper examines:

  • the roles played by coordination and partnerships between different stakeholders (such as NGOs, development partners, the private sector, and local leaders as well as national and subnational government) in supporting health system preparedness and response to shocks,
  • the strengths and weaknesses of government and stakeholder coordination structures at national and subnational levels and
  • factors that have either enabled or hindered effective coordination.

The paper outlines key lessons for effective coordination structures and systems that can support preparedness and response.

The paper was produced by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) as part of ReBUILD for Resilience. It draws on research and analysis conducted as part of eight projects previously undertaken by OPM and partners to support the work of development agencies and national governments.

There’s more on the background to this paper and related outputs here.


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