Advantages of the regional approach

  • Collaborating on HRISRegionally-led implementation is less expensive and moves at a faster pace than traditional technical assistance from a global project, which usually requires more extensive travel and careful schedule planning.
  • Trainings and remote support provided by a global project can be used to build regional and national capacity and empower local talent to support, customize, and implement the software.
  • A growing pool of regional and local experts enables future innovation and sustainability to be done more easily at the country level.
  • Countries in the region can share experiences and resources.
  • Consensus among regional stakeholders ensures and enforces data and information system standards across countries in the region, so data can be aggregated at multiple levels.
  • Additional funding can be mobilized locally from other donors and partners working in the region.
  • Choosing an open source health workforce information system for the region avoids vendor lock-in, expensive and recurring licensing fees, and improves chances for sustainability.

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