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Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs) for Health Service Delivery in Ethiopia


The past few decades have witnessed the integration of non-state actors in public service delivery. Partnerships as a form of governance involves state and non-state actors in public policy formulation and implementation. The widespread poverty and severe health problems in Ethiopia demand for an increasing role of a wide range of actors outside of the state. In the past few years, the Ethiopian government has been actively seeking collaborative arrangements for health service delivery that are aimed at ensuring access to basic and quality health service delivery. The paper will focus on studying MSPs for health service delivery as a form of governance, hence we focus on the internal dynamics of the MSPs for health service delivery and provide an understanding of state and non-state interaction in these governance networks. The case analysis is based on a specific MSP for helath service delivery at local level.


network governance, public heath, ngo's