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BABINO, Luis Guillermo. Office of government: strengthening the process of governing public organizations. Salud Colectiva [online]. 2008, vol.4, n.1, pp. 77-90. ISSN 1851-8265.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1851-82652008000100005.

In recent decades, Latin American countries have adopted democracy as the only legitimate form of government. In spite of this, citizens seem to have lost hope in politics and its ability to transform reality. Politics does not manage to satisfactorily focus or impact on the problems of society. The challenge of improving democratic institutions is increasingly stronger. This article claims that we are facing a governance crisis. This crisis is due to the fact that politics lacks the right tools to improve the governability of the system it conducts. The article suggest a way of dealing with the issue of governance in Latin American countries through two channels: 1) strengthening specific training in governance and 2) developing tools for the Government Office to improve direction, efficiency and relevance of the government project.

Keywords : Government; Government Programs; Training; Health Management; Health Public Policy.

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