Understanding the ‘demand side’ in service delivery: definitions, frameworks and tools from the health sector

HSRC REPORT: This paper reviews the six main approaches to demand-side projects and programmes, including the need to change user behaviour to improve health outcomes. The report also examines the different understandings of ‘demand side’ in various literatures, in operational and policy perspectives and in international agencies. It maps out the different ways in which… Read more




Private provision in its institutional context: Lessons from health

HSRC REPORT: This paper aims to contribute to the development of common understanding of the reality in countries where most poor people live and to formulate practical strategies for meeting the needs of the poor. It explores the use of different strategies and frameworks that take into account the different contexts prevalent in developing countries,… Read more




Multiple public-private job holding of health care providers in developing countries: an exploration of theory and evidence

HSRC REPORT: This review examines the systematic and individual causes of multiple job-holding (MJH) and evidence on its prevalence through an analysis of country-level conditions. It draws attention to the need to conduct more research and evaluation of causes of multiple job holding among health workers.  




Provision of antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings: a review of experience up to August 2003

HSRC REPORT: This paper aims to increase understanding of the requirements for introducing and scaling up provision of Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) as part of comprehensive HIV/AIDS programmes in resource-poor countries. It explores the feasibility of ART in resource poor settings;the different approaches taken to the delievery of ART; the issues to be considered in scaling… Read more




Review of DFID approach to Social Marketing Annex 3: DFID Financial Commitment to Social Marketing

HSRC REPORT: This annex provides the information that it has been possible to obtain from a range of sources in order to determine the level and extent of DFID funding and support for social marketing – both centrally and through bilateral funds. This includes the specification of the social marketing organisation receiving support.  




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