Title: Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights: Policy, Governance and Financing (SRHR POL)
Keywords: Sexual & reproductive health
Planning and programming (incl.. budgeting and evaluation)
Health Policy (incl. advocacy)
Country: Netherlands
Institution: The Netherlands - Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam
Course coordinator: H. Ormel
Date start: 2018-04-16
Date end: 2018-05-04
About duration and dates: 15 days
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam
Mauritskade 63, Amsterdam
ECTS credit points: 4.5 ECTS credits
SIT: 126 hours
Contact hours: 42, self-study hours: 84
Language: English
• Identify and discuss relevant SRHR, including HIV, rights and development-related international agreements, development commitments and financial mechanisms
• Analyse how these international agreements, commitments and related governance and financing mechanisms influence national development policy, planning and implementation, and vice-versa
• Analyse policies and governance and financing structures and identify implications for planning and managing the responses
• Perform an SRHR strategic policy review from a multi-stakeholder perspective, including mobilisation of stakeholders from different sectors
Assessment Procedures:
Participants will be assessed on a final paper (80%) and online constructive peer feedback on two earlier drafts (20% across two drafts).
The final paper is a policy brief (2,500 words +/- 10%), addressing a specific SRHR-related policy issue. Papers are read and assessed by two independent readers on the basis of a set of criteria.
Constructive feedback will be assessed based on the quantity and quality of feedback provided (assessed by two independent reviewers).
The final paper needs to be submitted not later than the last day of the course. Preceding paper drafts need to be uploaded online at certain times so as to allow peers to deliver their feedback also at certain time intervals.
Resit: Those students who fail for the 80% part (own paper) can resubmit the policy brief; students will be provided one round of tutoring support. Those who fail for the 20% part (online feedback) can resubmit feedback, selecting other papers. Resubmissions can be made two times per academic year.
The module covers the following contents:
• SRHR-related international agreements, development commitments and financial mechanisms
• SRHR-related policy analysis and policy brief
• Health and SRHR governance issues
• Health systems and financing issues, incl. health insurance
• Implications for SRHR of sector wide approaches (SWAPS) in health
• Human rights and advocacy for SRHR
• Implications for SRHR policy making based on universal access to health
• Evidence-based strategic planning for SRHR
• Costing national plans for SRHR
• Mobilising and coordinating stakeholders in the field of SRHR, incl. end-users
• International SRHR-related aid architecture
Interactive lectures, including problem analysis activities and group exercises (38 hours), tutorials (4), unguided group work (3), on-site e-learning (25) and self-study (56).
On-site e-learning includes interactive exercises such as online debate, discussion forums and group and individual assignments, in various formats including provision of feedback to peers’ assignments.
The final paper builds on learning from commenting (online) on peers’ draft papers.
The learning process underlying this approach draws upon the didactical principles of social constructivist learning. Also, participants are usually from various nationalities and are expected to actively share own experiences in their interaction with other so as to contribute to learning and building knowledge and competencies
• Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area
• Three years of work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries
• Proficiency in spoken and written English (TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.0) Computer and internet literacy; the participant should be able to use a computer with internet as described, and working-level understanding of Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Adobe (PDF).
Maximum number of students: 25
Maximum number of tropEd students: 5
80% Attendance is the minimum required.
First come, first served principle
Nuffic: please check "Netherlands Fellowship Programme" (https://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/netherlands-fellowship-programmes)
tropEd accreditation:
Accredited in December 2016. This accreditation is valid until December 2021.
Email Address: P.Zwanikken@kit.nl
Date Of Record Creation: 2016-12-22 16:22:41 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2016-12-22 21:36:59 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2017-03-19 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2017-10-10 16:09:29 (W3C-DTF)

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