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Complexity and lessons from the health sector for country systems strengthening: background paper for the USAID Experience Summit on Strengthening Country Systems

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Best, Allan; Saul, Jessie
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USA, USAID, 2012

This background paper is intended to: take what little direct evidence there is for elements that contribute to or hinder successful Health System Strengthening (HSS) efforts; link USAID experience to what is known about system transformation more generally; make recommendations about ways to move forward incorporating systems thinking for HSS and apply lessons learned in the areas of HSS to other country system strengthening (CSS) initiatives.