Welcome to the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus project website.

Our Approach

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Increasingly, international frameworks are displaying a commitment to sustainable and equitable development. This provides further opportunities to focus donor and government attention on global health priorities. The trend is evident in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Financing Facility, 90-90-90, and Family Planning 2020, among others. However, many countries require further evidence and more information to translate these stated high-level commitments into workable policies at national, subnational, and local levels.


What We Do

When sufficiently equipped and empowered, national, subnational, and local stakeholders can advocate effectively to promote accountability and insist on the application of best practices in development efforts. HP+ support can build the advocacy capacity of these stakeholders and help to leverage collaborations among existing networks of civil society actors to generate greater impact.

Aiding local stakeholders in building essential advocacy skills effectively facilitates their ability to hold leaders accountable at all levels. With practice, they gain competence in assessing and monitoring policies and regulations to ensure accountability, particularly around health sector reform and fiscal performance. Our work also supports advocates in promoting the creation of structures and practices that hold governments accountable for protecting the human rights of their citizens, and foster more effective management of health resources.

What Will Success Look Like?

HP+ uses tracking indicators to monitor its contributions to advancing the SDGs through global leadership and advocacy. We assess the extent to which best practices in health policy, financing, and governance are adopted and advanced in our partner countries, using such measurements as institutions' increasing use of project-generated data and other decision-making information. Further refinement and application of HP+ methods, tools, approaches, and curricula at national and subnational levels also indicates progress. A third indicator is the number of initiatives that include explicit gender, equity, and/or human rights components.

These HP+ advocacy achievements are also documented in peer-reviewed journal articles, papers, and other presentations by our staff and in-country counterparts; and in training sessions and other products and communications.