Core objectives of the CHPSD :
Provide a platform for coordination, dialogue, and continuous engagement between key stakeholders – researchers, funders, and policy makers to address complex public health problems;
Build capacity in various aspects of the health systems – including systems governance, leadership and management for major reforms, policies and programs.
Promote and conduct of high quality and multidisciplinary research that is responsive to the needs of decision makers and practitioners in the health system.
Undertake economic analyses and evaluations of health policy and programs to identify value for money and aid priority setting.
Provide technical (expert) assistance to different stakeholders in the area of health system strengthening and performance assessment at the sub-national, national and regional levels.
Support knowledge translation and uptake of research evidence into policy making and program implementation.
Establish a health system observatory and demonstration sites to pilot and track changes in health system developments overtime.