GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SECTOR: A CASE OF SOUTH AFRICADownload This Article
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. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v4_i1_p2