Citizen Voice in Zambia: Evaluation of the 'Vote Health for All' campaign

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26 Mar 2015

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This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2013/14, selected for review under the citizen voice thematic area. This report documents the findings of a qualitative impact evaluation, carried out in February 2014. The evaluation used process tracing to assess the effectiveness of the 'Vote Health for All' project in Zambia.


The evaluation assessed whether the project effectively contributed to increasing budgetary allocations to health, to at least 15% of country national budget, in line with the Abuja Declaration; as well as the abolition of user fees in all public urban health facilities. Oxfam and partners formed the 'Vote Health for All' campaign in the lead up to the 2011 parliamentary and presidential elections in Zambia, as a key moment to press for improved access to health care for all Zambians. Campaign activities were implemented at constituency and national level, mobilising community members to engage with the democratic process and express their views on health provision in the country.

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