Performance and management

Traditional approaches to health workforce planning, production, deployment and management are no longer adequate, given the dynamics of health labour markets, which are characterized by factors such as an increasing public/private mix, direct foreign investment, medical tourism and mobility of patients, to name just a few.

Effective policy-making to respond to these challenges requires a well-functioning governance infrastructure with data and information for evidence based policies.

Health workforce assessment, policy development, planning and monitoring require dialogue between stakeholders from government and non-government partners who contribute to creating a sustainable and responsive workforce. Policy dialogues on health workforce and capacity planning have been effective tools towards better governance.