Jeremy Henri Maurice Veillard et al
(Reviewed by AU)
The paper is well written and well thought through. The authors manage to write about such a difficult topic as health system stewardship and its evaluation in a very logical way, which makes it a pleasure to read for everybody who wishes to learn more about the topic.
In addition, I feel that the paper could serve as a turning point to more conventional understandings about stewardship that have been especially prevailing in the management cultures of many post Soviet style contexts and that focus more on hierarchical relations and supervision. In many of these countries, including my own – Mongolia, stewardship is understood as taking control over the system and often Ministries are involved in micromanagement of service delivery.