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, Institute of Development Studies (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. Their partners in convening this workshop, as part of a new IDS programme on ‘Accountability for Health Equity’ were the Unequal Voices project, Future Health Systems, the Open Society Foundations, the Impact Initiative and 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.
Read the related blog article by Erica Nelson for further insight into the Accountability for Health Equity workshop.