Decision Space and Capacities in the Decentralization of Health Services in Fiji; Comment on “Decentralisation of Health Services in Fiji: A Decision Space Analysis”

Document Type : Commentary


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA


The study of decentralization in Fiji shows that increasing capacities is not necessarily related to increasing decision space of local officials, which is in contrast with earlier studies in Pakistan. Future studies should address the relationship among decision space, capacities, and health system performance.


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