Guidance

Harnessing non-state actors for better health for the poor (HANSHEP)

Seeking to improve the performance of the non-state sector in delivering better healthcare to the poor.

Overview

Harnessing non-state actors for better health for the poor (HANSHEP) is a group of development agencies and countries, established by its members in 2010, seeking to improve the performance of the non-state sector in delivering better healthcare to the poor by working together, learning from each other and sharing this learning with others.

Funding

Under its funding principles, HANSHEP will consider funding programmes that:

  • demonstrably benefit poor people and other marginalised groups by enhancing access to and quality of health services, to improve health outcomes
  • address government and/or market failures that prevent non-state actors from fulfilling their potential in health systems that provide high quality, equitable healthcare
  • have high potential for scale or replicability, accepting risk and embracing innovation
  • contribute to agreed health goals by strengthening country health systems
  • add value as international and multi-donor initiatives

These funding principles are used as a guideline for programmes that members submit to HANSHEP for consideration for funding. At present, HANSHEP is only considering proposals presented through its member organisations, and is unable to consider or respond to external applications.