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How Using the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit Resulted in Policy Change in Lao PDR

Rachel DeussomLast week, the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit was published and is now available to all to conduct a rapid discrete choice experiment (DCE) survey in order to design evidence-based health worker incentives. As one of the authors, I’m proud of how this toolkit was inspired from two intensive in-country applications. Developed from field testing experiences in both Uganda and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), it documents the entire survey process from planning and logistics to implementation to data analysis and presenting results to key stakeholders. The toolkit has already been used to incite real change for the health workforce.

Soon after joining the CapacityPlus project in early 2012, I contributed to the Rapid Retention Survey Toolkit’s refining stages, capturing step by step how a rapid DCE survey can be implemented. Read more »

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