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Measuring Health Workers' Motivation in Rural Health Facilities: Baseline results from three study districts in Zambia

This study assessed health worker motivation as part of the baseline assessment for a health system strengthening intervention in three rural districts in Zambia by examining underlying issues grouped around relevant outcome constructs such as job satisfaction, general motivation, burnout,...

How to Recruit and Retain Health Workers in Rural and Remote Areas in Developing Countries

This paper has a two-fold objective: i) to give the reader an overview of the magnitude of unequal health workforce distribution in developing countries, provide a summary of the evidence to date on the factors that contribute to these imbalances, and present a systematic set of policy...

Lessons for Protection: A comparative analysis of community-based child protection mechanisms

This comparative analysis report presents learning from a participatory research process with children and adults representing community-based child protection mechanisms (CBCPMs), child groups, civil society organizations, government departments and Plan offices. This analysis aims to inform...

Community and Formal Health System Support for Enhanced Community Health Worker Performance: Final report on a U.S. government evidence summit

Recognizing that greater clarity on the evidence for improving CHW performance could enhance LMIC government and partner policy making and programming, as well as identify important gaps in the global knowledge base, the U.S. Government, under the leadership of USAID, organized a year‐long evidence...

Investing in Those Who Care for Children: Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference Report

The report from the Investing in Those Who Care for Children: Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference includes the agenda, highlights from the conference, session summaries and other information related to the conference.  The conference was held in Cape Town in November 2010 and served...

Remuneration and Social Protection for Caregivers in the Context of HIV and AIDS

This policy briefing provides background and rationale for the recommendations that governments, donors, and international institutions should include costs and strategies for the remuneration of caregivers in budgets, program plans, and technical guidance related to their role in the response to...

Caring for the Caregivers: Understanding Rwandan OVC volunteers in a faith-based setting

This document presents a study conducted by CRS to better understand the profile of the most committed and effective volunteers, the motivation of volunteers, the importance of incentives, and the relationship of volunteers to the church.

Situational Analysis of the Twinning Center Para-Social Worker Training Program

CapacityPlus conducted a situational analysis of a para-social worker training program in three country contexts. This analysis validated that the twinning model is adaptable and should be employed to build a cadre of para-social workers at the local level. The analysis also provides the needed...

Community Health Worker Incentives and Disincentives: How they affect motivation, retention and sustainability

Published by the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival Project (BASICS II) for the United States Agency for International Development, this paper examines the experience with using various incentives to motivate and retain community health workers (CHWs) serving primarily as...

Health Worker Retention and Performance Initiatives: Making better strategic choices

This technical brief from CapacityPlus outlines aspects of health worker motivation, job satisfaction, incentives, retention and performance.

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