Enhancing Funders’ and Advocates’ Effectiveness: The Processes Shaping Collaborative Advocacy for Health Systems Accountability in South Africa

Enhancing Funders’ and Advocates’ Effectiveness: The Processes Shaping Collaborative Advocacy for Health Systems Accountability in South Africa

In this publication in the Foundation Review // 2016 Vol 8:1, Klugman and Jassat describe the role of five advocacy groups, including the Rural Health Advocacy Project, that built collaborative initiatives to address health system challenges in South Africa. The findings presented are based on retrospective reviews of annual reports, organisational evaluations, interviews, and focus group discussions with each of four participating organisations and existing literature on the fifth. The key findings for both advocacy groups shaping alliance strategies and for funders, are that flexible funding and a shared value system among groups with diverse capacities, constituencies and reputational resources is a good approach for enabling adaptive and innovative strategies for holding the public sector accountable.

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