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Sector Wide Approaches (SWAps)


We have gained a reputation for high quality policy advice and development of training programmes on sector wide approaches.

We have provided policy advice and technical support for the implementation of health Sector Wide Approaches (SWAps) in many low-income countries. We have also undertaken assessments and evaluations of SWAps in and across countries as well as provided training and awareness raising activities to a range of development agencies on SWAps for the health, education and agriculture sectors.

Our work
Examples of our work in Sector Wide Approaches include:

  • Long term support to implementing the SWAp in Bangladesh, including reforms to planning and management approaches to enable sector-wide working
  • Design and implementation of the SWAps in Honduras (health) and Nicaragua (health, education & agriculture)
  • Joint identification mission for a SWAp in Zambia
  • Reviews of SWAps performance in Ghana, Tanzania and Mozambique
  • Health SWAps mapping report for SIDA
  • The role of UNFPA in SWAps: Bangladesh, Mozambique, Ghana and Tanzania
  • Study of UNICEF’s contribution to health SWAps in East and Southern Africa
  • Training on SWAps for KfW in Cameroon, for UNICEF education sector staff in Africa and Nicaragua, and for staff of the United Nations through the Inter-Agency Group on SWAps in Latin America, Africa and South East Asia.
The work of the HLSP Institute focuses specifically on comparative analysis and lesson learning across countries. It builds on the strengths and reputation of its predecessor, the Institute for Health Sector Development (IHSD).

Use the links on the right to view our publications on sector wide approaches.


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