Stewarding Resources for Health Systems Strengthening

Series of Guides for Enhanced Governance of the Health Sector and Health Institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Stewardship is the ethical use of common resources in pursuit of financially efficient outcomes. Policy making that is both ethical and efficient is the defining feature of stewardship. Compiling, disseminating, and applying data on how resources are being used are essential stewardship functions.

This guide explores the nature of the practice of stewarding scarce resources (human, financial, political, and technological), and principles and activities that will strengthen organizations’ capacity for such stewardship.