SDC-IDS Collaboration on Poverty, Politics and Participatory Methodologies Briefing Note 6

Equity and Inclusion in Health Programming

Published on 1 August 2018

Equity and inclusion are key issues for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), given its strong commitment to the Agenda 2030 principle of “leaving no one behind” and to achieving Universal Health Coverage. However, efforts to guarantee equity and inclusion face not only technical and material challenges but also social and political ones, especially in relation to governance and accountability.

This publication was produced as part of the Poverty, Politics, and Participatory Methodologies in SDC project.

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Shankland, A. and MacGregor, H. (2018) Equity and Inclusion in Health Programming, SDC-IDS Briefing Note 6, Brighton: IDS


Alex Shankland

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Hayley MacGregor

Research Fellow

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