GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SECTOR: A CASE OF SOUTH AFRICA

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Melody Brauns, Anne Stanton

DOI:10.22495/jgr_v4_i1_p2

Abstract

For years it has been argued that implementation failure is one of the main reasons why policies do not yield the results expected. In South Africa, a version of this argument, which often features, is that good policies are drawn up but then not implemented. Government failure is a reality. Just as corporations survive according to whether they make good decisions, so to governments fall or are re-elected on whether they make good decisions. General argument in governance literature is that a wide variety of developments have undermined the capacity of governments to control events within the nation state. As a consequence the state can no longer assume a monopoly of expertise or of the resources to govern.

Keywords: Good Governance, Public Policy, Policy Implementation, Accountability, National Health Insurance

How to cite this paper: Brauns, M., & Stanton, A. (2015). Good governance and the implementation of national health insurance in the public health sector: A case of South Africa. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(4), 17-25. http://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v4_i1_p2