Building Institutional Capacity for Health Policy Development

DSP supports Member States in building their institutional capacity to govern their health systems including the strengthening of their capacity to develop health policy in response to specific health needs and aspirations. Activities include:

  • building institutional capacity for policy development, including hands-on capacity by international experts.
  • providing technical assistance to member States on single issue policy development.
  • establishing peer learning networks that facilitate Member States mutual support, cross-dissemination and mentoring of good practice and policy.

    One of the networks is the Knowledge, Experience and Expertise Bank (KEE-Bank) that aims at convening health system stakeholders to exchange experiences in implementing different policy options.
  • elaborating Technical Policy Notes on specific policy issues related to purchasing and provision of health care services, evidence-based health strategy development, and institutional strengthening of public health policy, among others.