(Accessed 10 August 2013)
Public Engagement in Health Priority Setting in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Current Trends and Considerations for Policy
Katartyna Bolsewicz Alderman, David Hipgrave, Eliana Jimenez-Soto
:: Many donors and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are now encouraging increased public participation in health sector priority setting (HPS).
:: Using country examples, we demonstrate that despite many attempts, affordable, appropriate, and effective engagement of the public in that context remains elusive.
:: Rather than mandating public participation in HPS, countries and donors should focus on building a policy environment that is conducive to grassroots initiatives and on strengthening the evidence for what works using small pilot studies.