The Flagship Course introduces a practical and comprehensive framework for
understanding health systems and their performance and a structured approach to
developing health system reform policies to improve that performance. Beyond the
teaching of the central course framework, specific course modules examine the
theoretical and empirical basis for reform strategies in such diverse areas as health
financing, payment systems, organizational change, regulation, and population and
provider behavior, making extensive use of case materials from countries in all regions
and at all levels of development.
The Flagship course is targeted to mid-career, senior-level decision-makers and managers
who are actively involved in planning or directing; government-initiated health sector
reforms; compulsory social health insurance programs; private-voluntary or private sector
initiatives, and developing country training programs in health sector reform and
sustainable financing. Enrollment is also open to staff from the World Bank and donor
agencies. The course is dedicated to the development of national capacities through
dissemination of knowledge and training. Country teams of 3-4 members are strongly
encouraged to apply.