Action Fields Leadership Policy Finance Partnership Education Human Resources Management Systems Monitoring and Evaluation Planning Implementation Situational Analysis


Areas of Intervention

  • Support HRH champions and advocates
  • Capacity for leadership and management at all levels
  • Capacity to lead multi-sector and sector-wide collaboration
  • Strengthening professional associations to provide leadership amongst their constituencies.


  • Evidence of high-level advocacy to promote the implementation of the HRH plan
  • Leadership development program established for managers at all levels
  • Involvement of wide range of stakeholders in policy and decision-making processes (professional associations, researchers, unions, private sector, FBOs).

Tools and Guidelines

Addressing the Health Workforce Crisis: A Toolkit for Health Professional Advocates Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative of the Global Health Workforce Alliance.

An Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of HRH. CapacityPlus, 2012

Creating a Work Climate that Motivates Staff and Improves Performance. The Manager, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), 2002.

Exploring Contraceptive Use Differentials in Sub-Saharan Africa through a Health Workforce Lens. CapacityPlus, 2013

Guide for Training Community Leaders to Improve Leadership and Management Practices. MSH, 2008

Guidelines for Forming and Sustaining Human Resources for Health Stakeholder Leadership Groups. CapacityPlus, 2011

Guiding Principles for National Health Workforce Strategies Health Workforce Advisory Initiative of the Global Health Workforce Alliance.

Human Resources for Health (HRH) Indicator Compendium. CapacityPlus, 2011

Managers Who Lead Toolkit: Resources to Support Managers Who Lead. Management Sciences for Health (MSH), 2005.

Stakeholder Leadership Guidelines. CapacityPlus, 2011

The Right to Health and Health Workforce Planning: A Guide for Government Officials, NGOs, Health Workers and Development Partners Physicians for Human Rights, 2008.

Workgroup Climate Assessment Tool and Guide for Facilitators. Management Sciences for Health (MSH), 2003.


Empowering Primary Care Workers to Improve Health Services: Results from Mozambique’s Leadership and Management Development Program. Human Resources for Health, 2008.

Human Resource Leadership: The Key to Improved Results in Health. Human Resources for Health, 2008.

Scaling Up Proven Public Health Interventions through a Locally Owned and Sustained Leadership Development Programme in Rural Upper Egypt. Human Resources for Health, 2010

Strengthening Management Capacity. World Health Organization, 2008.

The Role of Leadership in HRH Development in Challenging Public Health Settings. Human Resources for Health, 2008