Capabilities-System Framework for Planning a Health Supply Chain Improvement Initiative
WDI helped the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation adapt a “capabilities-system” framework from the private sector for use with a low- and middle-income (LMIC) health supply chain. The work was designed to address a gap between some country government initiatives meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health supply chains that have been successful and others that have not shown significant benefit. Potential causes for this limited impact include a lack of coherence across the initiatives and a disconnect between the initiatives and a country’s overarching public health and health supply chain objectives. By applying this framework, the organizations expect greater overall coherence across projects in a health supply chain improvement initiative as well as with overarching public health and health supply chain objectives. This is expected to lead to greater long-run health supply chain efficacy and efficiency in LMICs.