The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is an innovative and vibrant global learning network which connects practitioners and policymakers from around the globe to co-develop knowledge that focuses on the practical “how to” of achieving universal health coverage.
The JLN uses a unique model for joint problem solving, which includes a combination of multilateral workshops, country learning exchanges, and virtual dialogue and over the past seven years, JLN members have synthesized their tacit knowledge with global best practice to co-create a range of over 60 practical tools that have helped countries implement health systems reforms to achieve universal health coverage. With its growing and diverse membership base, starting from 6 countries in 2010 to 27 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe in 2017, the JLN is continuously looking to enhance its member engagement, collaboration and the reach of its knowledge products.
JLN member countries have co-produced practical guidance titled, “Costing of Health Services for Provider Payment: A Practical Manual Based on Country Costing Challenges, Trade-offs, and Solutions.” In 2015, the JLN partnered with World Bank’s Open Learning Campus (OLC) to develop its first bite sized e-learning module based on this much appreciated product. This “bite sized” e-learning methodology compresses knowledge products into targeted pieces of knowledge which can be created quickly and easily to meet the rapidly evolving or emerging knowledge needs of the busy practitioner. The concise format of bite-sized e-learning makes knowledge easy to access and apply, while whetting the appetite for greater depth and detail.