region Asia Pacific

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research Research

May 2020

Governance Challenges in Health Sector and the way out

Chapter: Bangladesh

Despite some successes, hindrances to good governance prevail in health sector. According to TI-Bangladesh's National Household Survey (2012), 40.2% of the recipients of health services from public institutions became victims of irregularities and corruption while receiving services. According to this survey, the estimated amount of bribes at the national level in this sector amounted to…

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November 2019

Sectoral Risk Assessment in Sri Lanka

Chapter: Sri Lanka

Despite an initial energetic start by the Sri Lankan Government with the creation of a number of bodies dealing with the SDGs, such as the Ministry of Sustainable Development and wildlife and the Sustainable Development Council to name a few, there has been little progress on their implementation, or of streamlining action across relevant ministries…

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November 2019

Public Perception Survey on Transparency and Accountability in Public Healthcare

Chapter: Cambodia

A nationally representative survey on transparency and accountability in public healthcare in Cambodia. The survey seeks to quantify citizens’ perceptions, awareness and attitudes regarding the transparency and accountability of healthcare in Cambodia, and understand citizens’ experience in accessing healthcare in the country.

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November 2019

National Household Survey 2017

Chapter: Bangladesh

This 2017 survey is the 8th of this series. It is observed that 66.5% of households in Bangladesh experienced corruption when receiving services from public and private organisations. In the health sector, 42.5% of household experienced corruption.

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November 2019

Governance of the Directorate of Drug Administration: Challenges and Way forward

Chapter: Bangladesh

The study assessed the effectiveness of the Government Drug Administration in tackling corruption. The study follows recent measures by the Government to strengthen the capacities of the Drug Administration. These include increasing the workforce in field offices, investing in capacity building, and enhancing the central drug laboratory. Moreover, the Government Drug Administration has taken measures…

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project Projects

November 2019

Open Contracting for Health (OC4H)

TI-Nepal is implementing the Open Contracting for Health (OC4H) project in Nepal in partnership with the Transparency International Health Initiative (TI-HI), the initiator of the multi-country project.

The project's goal is to improve transparency in public procurement processes and data dissemination related to the health sector. It aims to achieve this by promoting open contracting standards, electronic public procurement systems and proactive disclosure of data. The project output is expected to reduce corruption and promote transparency, integrity and accountability within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Better Institutional Processes

November 2019

Influencing Increased Transparency in Clinical Trials

The work focused on engaging with regulators for a general review of the legislation governing medications. The goal was to influence stronger compliance around clinical trial registers, lodging and reporting. Working with partners (TranspaiMED and Mesh Down Under), the work sought to encourage the New Zealand Government to subscribe to the World Health Organisation joint statement on public disclosure of results from clinical trials.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Improved enforcement of policies

November 2019

Improve Transparency and Accountability in Health Sector under Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change (BIBEC) Project

The overall objective of BIBEC is to concentrate on building and strengthening a series of mutually supportive and reinforcing integrity blocks to effectively reduce corruption. “Blocks” hereby mean the key institutions, i.e., policy/law, education, training, ethics and values, and above all, the citizens of the country.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Policy Adoption & Amendment

Better Institutional Processes

Behaviour Change:

Anti-Corruption Activism

partner Partners

Global Partners:
USAID European Union Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal Transparimed Department for International Development UK (DIFD)
Regional Partners:

Ministry of Health and Family Planning

Hospital Health Management Committees

Ministry of Health

NGO or Civil Society Organisation

Mesh Down Under

Governmental Institution

Individuals or general public