The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Effort Index is designed to improve the measurement of inputs to and outcomes of national HRH programs. The Effort Index also monitors country progress and changes over time. The focus of the Index is on collective, national-level HRH efforts, as opposed to efforts made by individual projects, nongovernmental organizations, or other stakeholders. This survey is designed to collect information leading to the construction of such index.
CapacityPlus improved human resources for health (HRH) measurement and monitoring and evaluation capacity at the country level and developed an HRH Effort Index for national and subnational application to spur policy changes and enable cross-country comparisons.
Current indicators used to measure efforts and progress in HRH are limited and often unreliable. These limitations constrain country, donor, and program efforts to identify and address gaps in HRH and to track progress over time. CapacityPlus developed the HRH Effort Index to enable countries, program implementers, and donors to more readily assess and measure national HRH inputs and potentially to predict workforce performance, service use, and quality. Presented at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 2, 2014, this poster presents preliminary results of pilot testing of the HRH Effort Index in Kenya and Nigeria in May and June 2014.