Module 1: The role of Civil Society

Find tools and practical exercises for prospective UHC budget advocates to begin conceptualizing country-level UHC budget advocacy work. 

Section A: General introduction and overview of civil society budget advocacy work

Download: A1. What is advocacy?

Download: Activity: Identifying definitions and concepts of advocacy

Download A2. What is budget advocacy? Who does it and why?

Download: Activity:  Ecosystem of civil society budget advocacy in your country

Download: A3.  What is the potential impact of budget advocacy?

Download: Tool: Case studies of civil society budget work around the world

Download: Activity: Budget advocacy work by CSOs and their impact

Section B: Budget advocacy related to health and UHC

Download: B1. What does health budget advocacy seek to accomplish and what has been its focus?

Download: Activity: Identifying civil society groups working to advance UHC

Download: B2.  Examples of CSO  budget advocacy for health and UHC

Download: Tool: GFAN’s Research brief on effective civil society-led strategies for increasing domestic resources mobilization for AIDS, TB and malaria in low-income countries.

Download: Activity:  Identifying a UHC budget advocacy problem or agenda in my country

Section C: The importance of strategic budget advocacy for UHC

Download: C1. When is civil society budget advocacy successful?

Download: Activity: Identifying participant’s understanding of the impact of UHC budget related advocacy and what they think is necessary to achieve it

Download: C2. How to plan budget advocacy with an impact?

Download: Tool: Is budget advocacy right for your organization or issue? International Budget Partnership

Download: Tool: Slippery problems

Download: Activity: Slippery problems

Download: Tool: Eight ways to change service delivery

Module 2: the Role of the Media

How to use this module to develop a workshop

Each section contains explanations about different aspects of UHC budget advocacy, and accountability and the role of the media. This module can be used to develop activities and presentations. Each section also contains example activities to help participants explore the different issues, apply knowledge and build understanding.  

Section A: Introduction to media engagement with UHC budget advocacy work

Download: A1: What is health budget advocacy and accountability?

Download: Activity: Advocacy and accountability

Section B: What can the media do  in health budget accountability?

Download: B1: What media can do?

Download: B2: Ethical values

Download: B3: Why should I work on health budget accountability for universal health coverage?

Download: Activity: Media and health budget accountability

Section C: With whom do media need to engage on health accountability?

Download: C1: Advantages and mutual benefits of collaboration and audiences to target

Download: C2: Networks: who can I collaborate with and learn from?

Download: C3: Strategic collaboration: when, what for and how can they bring about change?

Download: C4: How  to build effective collaboration and mitigate possible risks?

Download: Activity: Collaboration

Section D: When and where in health budget can media play a part?

Download: D1: Where in the budget process can I have the most positive impact and why?

Download: Activity: Role of the media in the budget process

Section E: Addressing UHC budget accountability in a way that engages the audience? 

Download: E1: How can media support UHC budget accountability?

Download: E2: Setting objectives for stories

Download: E3: What platform, format and style should be used?

Download: Activity: Engaging your audience

Section F: Limitations for media engagement

Download: F1: Considerations on challenges and risks media are facing 

Download: Activity: Limitations and Challenges

Module 3: The role of parliaments 

Section A: Parliaments and their relevance for SDG accountability 

Download: A1. Why should Parliaments engage with the SDGs and what is their role?

Download: A2. To what extent are parliaments engaging with SDGs? 

Download: Tool: Questions for assessing parliamentary involvement with the SDGs

Download: Activity: Application of the self-assessment tool on engagement with SDG 3 and UHC

Section B: Parliamentary oversight function and why it matters for UHC budget accountability 

Download: B1. Parliaments and the public budget: a brief introduction

Download: Activity: Checklist on the executive budget proposal

Download: B2. Budget oversight role of parliaments and the association with UHC budget accountability

Download: B3. Challenges and limits of parliaments and their members for effective oversight

Download: Tool: Tips for MPs on budget oversight

Section C: Engaging citizens in effective participation in budget oversight for UHC 

Download: C1 The role of parliaments in fostering effective participation in the budget process

Download: Activity: Sharing experiences and thinking creatively on about engaging citizens and other constituencies in the health budget for SDG 3

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