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B2 - Interviews with Governance Actors in the Health Sector, Tanzania and South Africa

In its third funding phase (2014–2017), the research project B2 investigated, among other things, how (residual) statehood affects the effectiveness of external governance actors. This research focused on health governance, specifically on maternal and child health. In early 2016, 30 semi-structured expert interviews with relevant actors were carried out on site, such as with program managers at the British Department for International Development (DFID), the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Population Services International (PIS), and Save the Children. In these interviews, questions were asked about the exact description of the projects implemented by these actors between 2005 and 2015 and about the cooperation between these actors and the state bureaucracy – namely, at which points actors rely upon the state bureaucracy, how these processes evolve, what problems arise, and what workes well. The interviews are anonymized and were not recorded, but notes were taken.

Contact: Dr. Luisa Linke-Behrens, l.linke@fu-berlin.de