Financing for RMNCAH in Kenya and Nigeria
Evidence for Action (E4A)- MamaYe has gathered available data and conducted interviews with decision makers and civil society organisations to take stock of what has happened to funding for reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in Nigeria and Kenya. The findings demonstrated that, across Nairobi and Bungoma in Kenya, and Bauchi, Lagos, and Niger in Nigeria; funding for RMNCAH is in a precarious position.
Improved Dialogue Among Coalitions & Governments
E4A-MamaYe has produced two case studies in Nigeria and Kenya that explore if and how dialogue between government and civil society advocates has increased and what impact this may have on accountability for RMNCAH issues in the locations we work in. The study also looks at the challenges encountered in the process of bringing together advocates and government and proposes strategies for improving dialogue between government and civil society in the selected States and Counties.
Coalitions Using Political Economy Analysis
Over the last two years, E4A-MamaYe has been working with coalitions to influence policy and budgeting for improved maternal and neonatal health. A core principle of effective advocacy is ensuring it responds to the political economy context of the issue that advocates aim to change.
How to establish the funding flow
Establishing the funding flow can give you a better understanding of how money flows through the health system and where there might be bottlenecks preventing money from reaching health facilities.
How to develop a scorecard
A scorecard is a visual display of performance against a set of agreed indicators against targets. Usually, traffic lights colours – green, amber and red – are used to depict performance, with green meaning good progress, amber meaning moderate progress and red meaning poor progress.
How to plan health budget advocacy
Planning health budget advocacy will help you and other advocates to ensure that your advocacy efforts happen at the right time and deliver the right information to the right audience.
How to engage in public participation
Public participation can enable citizens, including advocacy groups, to access information on budget decisions so that they are able to better understand the issues and options that the Government are considering. While participating in the process, citizens can influence decisions by speaking on behalf of the people they represent.
How to establish the health financing context
Establishing the health financing context can help you to get a better picture of the state of funding for health in your country. It will help you to check who is paying for health, and to what extent the Government are moving towards universal health coverage.
How to develop a health budget advocacy brief
The Health Budget Advocacy Brief will help you to visualise complex health and budget information. It links financial data on budget allocation and budget performance (release and spending) to data on service delivery and utilisation.
How to map the budget cycle
Mapping the budget cycle will help you explore when decisions are made, by whom, and how you can engage directly or via champions.