This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The objectives of the overview are to:
provide a broad overview of what is known about the effects of delivery arrangements for health systems in low-income countries based on the findings of up-to-date systematic reviews;
identify needs and priorities for evaluations of alternative delivery arrangements based on the findings of included systematic reviews;
identify needs and priorities for systematic reviews of the effects of delivery arrangements for which we are unable to find a reliable, up-to-date systematic review;
inform decisions about refinements of the framework for types of delivery arrangements outlined in Table 1.