The Joint Learning Network (JLN) for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) brings together low and middle income countries in Africa and Asia to share experiences, challenges, and insights drawn from their efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

In 2013, the Joint Learning Network secretariat met to discuss how to govern and manage the evolving network. In the course of the discussion, the secretariat proposed governance and management structures to assess what has been achieved to date, to develop a roadmap for the future, to enhance country engagement and ownership, and to strengthen engagement in and between member countries. The discussions reflected on the evolution and value proposition of the Network. The participants in the discussion decided to focus on a set of priority topics: governance and management structures, country engagement, core functions and activities, and funding and sustainability.

This is a narrative report of the work done by the Joint Learning Network under its support grant.