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Open government: Moving beyond arguments on the 'right thing to do'

Community members participating in the monthly village maternal and newborn health meeting in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. © Transparency for Development/Jessica Creighton

A Roundtable Discussion on 'Journeys to Scale'

©WorldFish/Georgina Smith

[Editor's Note: This post was originally published on the Center for Education Innovations (CEI) blog.]

Intermediaries: The missing link in improving mixed market health systems?

When public and private health entities operate separately, the added administrative burden of coordinating contracts, purchasing supplies and services, and organizing patient care between the two sectors results in an ineffective system with hidden costs.However, organizations that link the public and private sectors and yield gains for individual patients and health systems overall do exist, and can be strengthened even further. With research conducted through the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI), Results for Development (R4D) is pleased to release the latest brief on these intermediary organizations. "Intermediaries: The Missing Link in Improving Mixed Market Health Systems?" details the role of organizations who connect public sector goals with private sector actors.