Theory of Change for Supply Chain Capacity Development: A Framework for Strengthening National Supply Chains

Theory of Change for Supply Chain Capacity Development: A Framework for Strengthening National Supply Chains


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The recent Ebola crisis in West Africa highlighted the weaknesses in health systems in the countries that were affected, but they are not the only ones with weak health systems - many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, suffer the same problems.

As we move into the Sustainable Development Goals era and in order to achieve sustainable improvements in the health supply chain, international development organisations will need to think seriously about their investment in capacity-building initiatives and the significant change they desire, as well as the impact of that change and how it will be measured. Programmes seeking to strengthen supply chain systems fail without a clear game plan. What does success look like? What capacities need to be built? What, in essence, is the theory of change? It is important that those supporting governments to strengthen their supply chains or supporting them through political, policy or financial decisions understand the basic flows and enablers that make a health supply chain operational and how to maximise capacity development investment accordingly.

Accordingly, this book describes a holistic and practical approach to formulating strategies for strengthening national-level supply chain systems in a sustainable manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781533018762
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Series: PSA Supply Chain Capacity Development , #1
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Pamela Awuor Steele MBA

Pam has over 25 years' experience in the field of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, including strategic and operational supply chain management in support of development and humanitarian programmes. She is currently the director and principal consultant of the supply chain consultancy, Pamela Steele Associates Ltd (PSA), whose clients include UN agencies and other international organisations.

Dr Andrew N. Brown

Dr Brown is a dynamic international professional with extensive experience in pharmacy and health supply chains in the development context. Through his career as a pharmacist, he has engaged in clinical, business, academic, development and executive roles with a drive for results. By applying systematic approaches to business and development projects, Dr Brown has a demonstrated ability in achieving results in a timely fashion on sustainable platforms.

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