Policy Brief No. 30: Shared Governance: Innovation in the Health Sector

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Authors: Gail Motsi & Tim Plumptre

This policy brief looks at an institutional innovation that has been developed over the past decade to improve coordination among F/P/T governments and other stakeholders in the health sector. Drawing on case studies of six coordinating health organizations, the paper examines the challenges inherent to "shared governance", including issues of board composition, representation, and accountability.

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Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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