This report investigates how systems thinking can deepen the conceptual and practical underpinnings of system strengthening initiatives. This Flagship Report from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research makes the case for systems thinking in an easily accessible form for a broad interdisciplinary audience, including health system stewards, programme implementers, researchers, evaluators and funding partners.
. What systems thinking is, and what it means for the health system
. A health systems case illustration that demonstrates the "Ten Steps
to Systems Thinking" - practical guidance in applying the systems
. The challenges and opportunities to applying systems thinking
in real-world settings
. An agenda for expanding the use of systems thinking for health