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World Health Organization and the search for accountability: a critical analysis of the new framework of engagement with non-state actors

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Title
World Health Organization and the search for accountability: a critical analysis of the new framework of engagement with non-state actors
Published in
Cadernos de Saúde Pública, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00100716
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Authors

Danielle Hanna Rached, Deisy de Freitas Lima Ventura

Abstract

The article probes the origins and content of the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA) of the World Health Organization (WHO), approved on May 28, 2016, at the 69th World Health Assembly, which established different rules of collaboration to four categories of actors: nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), private sector entities, philanthropic foundations, and academic institutions. Applying the findings of International Legal Theory and based on extensive documentary research, we sought to determine whether FENSA is an appropriate accountability mechanism according to four functions of accountability: constitutional, democratic, epistemic, and populist. The article concludes that there is a risk of the prevalence of the populist function at the expense of the accountability potential that could result from the better use of the other three accountability functions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 25%
Student > Bachelor 1 13%
Researcher 1 13%
Unknown 4 50%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 2 25%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 13%
Social Sciences 1 13%
Unknown 4 50%