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Erica Nelson

Research Officer



Accountability for Health Equity Programme

Since the publication of the 2004 World Development Report a range of different attempts have been made to make the design, prioritisation and delivery of health services more accountable to different stakeholders. However, complex politics and power dynamics can limit or skew people's abilities...



Naming the moment

There is all too often a lack of historical perspective and institutional memory in contemporary debates on health systems strengthening, or in the planning of interventions designed to improve accountability mechanisms at local, national or global level.

4 October 2017



SDC Thematic Working Aid: Health

Since the publication of the 2004 World Development Report, there has been a growing recognition that decades of investments and action in global health have not led to equitable health gains for all (World Bank, 2003). With the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata “Health for All by 2000”...

1 January 2019


Mutual Learning for Universal Health Coverage

IDS Health Briefing;2

Accelerating progress towards the goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 is an essential component of equitable, sustainable and resilient development. 60 per cent of all deaths are caused by chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, which...

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Erica Nelson & 2 others

4 July 2018

Erica Nelson’s recent work