What we’re reading

We’re all trying to get smarter about how countries can make progress toward universal health coverage. Here are the studies, news, and reports we’re reading to make our work more effective.

The ACS Bookshelf

About the Book:
Drawing on many first-hand examples and numerous new case studies and interviews with grassroots activists and organizations around the world, as well as Oxfam's unrivalled global experience, this important book answers the questions: How does change happen? And how can we – government, organizations, businesses, leaders, campaigners, employees, and ordinary citizens – make a difference?

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About the Book:
What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage argues that the creation of an explicit health benefits plan – a list of services that are and are not available – is an essential element in creating a sustainable system of universal health coverage. With contributions from leading health economists and policy experts, the book considers the many dimensions of governance, institutions, methods, political economy, and ethics that are needed to decide what’s in and what’s out in a way that is fair, evidence-based, and sustainable over time.

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About the Book:
The widening attacks on the legitimacy of civil society oblige civil society organizations and their supporters to revisit various fundamental questions: What are the sources of legitimacy of civil society? How can civil society organizations strengthen their legitimacy to help them weather government attacks and build strong coalitions to advance their causes? And how can international actors ensure that their support reinforces rather than undermines the legitimacy of local civic activism?

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Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donor publics, are constantly told.

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