While “accountability” has become an increasingly popular buzzword in health systems debates and health service delivery, it has multiple – and contested – meanings.
From 19-21 July 2017, IDS brought together 80-plus activists, researchers, public health practitioners and policy makers to examine critically the forces that shape accountability in health systems, from local to global levels.
Our partners in convening this workshop, as part of a new IDS programme on Accountability for Health Equity were:
- Unequal Voices project
- Future Health Systems
- Open Society Foundations
- Impact Initiative
- Health Systems Global.
This is the workshop report for the event which is a record of the presentations and discussions that occurred over the course of these three days.
Related blogs by event participants
- Accountability debates: Looking back, thinking forward by John Gaventa
- Naming the moment by Erica Nelson
- Tweaking or transforming? Dancing around power and accountability by Godelieve van Heteren, David Clarke and Maryam Bigdeli
- History and language: keywords for health and accountability by Jonathan Fox
- Has politics shaped the terms ‘accountability’ and ‘participation’? by Luiz Eduardo Fonseca
- Towards accountability for health equity by Denise Namburete, Vera Coelho, Alex Shankland and Gerry Bloom