HEALTHCARE REFORMS IN KENYA
March 14, 2019 Off All,
Description Assignment question: In no more than 2700 words and using a case study of your own choice, critically analyse the aims, drivers, underpinning rationale and impact of a particular public service reform. Suggested structure As noted before, the detailed structure of your paper is decided by you, but we recommend you follow roughly this general organisation of your paper: • An Introduction (about 200 words) to outline the purpose, focus and plan of your text. In this part, you also should indicate the key theories you will draw on and the case study you have chosen, and possibly explain why this case is relevant to foster a better understanding of public service reform. • A brief outline of your selected public service (about 300 words), to summarise which organisations deliver the service, how these are funded and regulated, what are the main objectives of the service. In this context, you ought to explain why the service is regarded as public instead of being left to private markets. • A literature review (about 900 words) on the most essential drivers of public service reform. The aim of this part is to present your own narrative of why the organisation and provision of public services has changed in the last decades. You therefore should not attempt to summarise all kinds of explanations comprehensively but to weigh up in a balanced way alternative arguments in order to identify those explanations you find the most convincing. If the marker of your paper can follow your reasoning and can understand, from your writing, how you have come to your conclusions, this will ensure the degree of criticality we are looking for. • A brief overview (about 300 words) on the public service reform chosen for your case study, to highlight what the aims of this reform are, when and by whom it was decided. • An analysis of the case study (about 800 words) where you apply the theoretical arguments from the literature review to the specific public service reform you have chosen. In this part, you should analyse which drivers can explain the reform path for ‘your’ public service and you should comment on the impact of the reform, either by looking at concrete results (if known) or reflecting on how the reform relates to wider trends in changes of public services. • A conclusion (about 200 words) to summarise your main arguments and to identify possible open questions that could be explored to take further your analysis.