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Digital technology for health sector governance in low and middle income countries

Innovative digital approaches are increasingly being used to facilitate good governance in the health sectors of low and middle income countries, but evidence of their effectiveness is still limited. More empirical studies are needed to measure concrete impacts, document mechanisms of action, and elucidate the political and sociotechnical dynamics that make designing and implementing ICTs for good governance so complex. Many digital good governance interventions are driven by an assumption that transparency alone will effect change; however responsive feedback mechanisms are also likely to be necessary.

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Authors: Isaac Holeman, Tara Patricia Cookson , Claudia Pagliari
Publisher: Journal of Global Health
December 2016