Low- and middle-income countries face an anticipated deficit of 18 million health workers if they are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. USAID, the World Health Organization, and others increasingly point to investment in the health workforce as a driver of better health outcomes, job creation, and economic growth. But, leaders at all levels of the health system often lack the evidence they need to make the case for much needed resources. Data plays a key role. HRH-related data is often nonexistent, of poor quality, or kept in multiple systems—managed by separate entities in different sectors—that don’t “talk” to one another. When data does exist, decision-makers sometimes lack the capacity to analyze it.
HRH2030 helps countries improve Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), including the collection, analysis, and use of HRH data for decision-making from multiple sources across sectors. This includes tailoring solutions to the national context, improving data quality, database interoperability, and data mining. HRH2030 also gives local stakeholders the tools they need to analyze the impact of proposed new health policies on the health labor market and associated HRH requirements.