This research aims to support reforms intended to achieve universal coverage in South Africa and Tanzania by monitoring and evaluating the policy processes. Specifically, it seeks to monitor the progress of policy implementation at both national and district levels, with an emphasis on identifying implementation problems and serving as an 'early warning system'; evaluate the impact of interventions aimed at progressing towards the goal of universal coverage; and compare the results of these two studies with experiences in other countries, to draw out policy implications on health financing mechanisms and implementation strategies supporting the achievement of universal coverage for quality healthcare in low and middle-income countries.
London school of hygiene and tropical medicine
EC contribution: approximately EUR 3 million
Duration: 60 months
Starting date: under negotiation