Methodology for Driving HRH Investments

Activity

Build Sustainability of Investment in the Health Workforce

Build Sustainability of Investment in the Health Workforce

Methodology for Driving HRH Investments

A number of studies have pointed out that policymakers should view funding an available, acceptable, quality health workforce as an investment rather than an expense. In its Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, the World Health Organization claims the potential for a triple return on human resources for health (HRH) investment, with a marked impact on economic growth, social development, and global health security. However, evidence supporting these claims from low- and middle-income countries is limited, which makes advocating for major increases in HRH funding difficult. To change the way that policymakers perceive health workforce funding, there must be a clear method for measuring the economic, social, and health impacts of these investments.

 

Through this activity, HRH2030 will contribute to and build upon current work in this area by:

  • Conducting a systematic review of the literature on the impact of HRH investments
  • Convening a technical advisory group (TAG) to develop and pilot a specific research methodology to assess potential health, social, and economic gains of HRH investments
  • Providing new data and lessons learned to inform cross-sectoral dialogue and stronger advocacy for increased investments into the health workforce

Activity Leader:
Eckhard Kleinau, URC

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Implementing Partners:
URC

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Duration:
2016-2018

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Countries Impacted:
Global

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Status:
Ongoing