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Cultivating Accountability for Health Systems Strengthening

When accountability is strengthened, the opportunity for corruption diminishes, and beneficial outcomes of the health system, such as responsiveness, equity, and efficiency surge. This Cultivating Accountability for Health Systems Strengthening guide explores the nine domains of cultivating accountability, and also presents a variety of tools and resources to support the activities in these nine domains.

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Pre-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus

The Pre-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus is designed to assist pre-service training institutions to effectively and efficiently integrate leadership, management, and governance (L+M+G) practices into existing curricula. The goal is to expose students of pre-service health training schools to L+M+G challenges facing the health sector and to equip them with proven approaches, tools and [more…]

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In-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus

The In-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus is designed to provide an action-oriented instructional pathway for health leaders, managers, and their teams to improve their leadership and management skills and practices to improve governance of health programs and institutions. It leverages reliable tools and processes for defining and addressing challenges, and produce measurable results through [more…]

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Resource Mobilization Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
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The term resource mobilization refers to all activities undertaken by an organization to secure new and additional financial, human and material resources to advance its mission. Inherent in efforts to mobilize resources is the drive for organizational sustainability. The Resource Mobilization Implementation Kit (I-Kit) takes users through each step of the resource mobilization process, from [more…]

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Leaders Who Govern
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This book is designed to help you explore, adapt, develop, master, support, and apply the practices of good governance in the context of health. The principles and practices you will find in this book apply to most types of organizations and also to sectors beyond health though focus in this book is to support better health care and greater health impact.

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Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT)
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This tool can be utilized for the development of baseline and periodic capacity assessments of an organization, helping users to measure how an organization’s capacity changes over time. This process can help users to address the following operations research question: How does one measure the impact of organizational capacity building activities in regards to improved organizational performance and health service delivery outcomes?

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Essential Management Package for Strengthening Physical Rehabilitation Centers
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The Essential Management Package (EMP) is a toolkit of proven leadership development approaches that has been tailored for use by physical rehabilitation centers or other organizations providing services to persons with disabilities. It consists of the following components: (1) The Essential Management Systems Assessment Tool (EMSAT) and User Guide: a participatory assessment tool organizations can use to evaluate the state of development of their core management systems; (2) The Essential Management Systems Manual: a standardized model for procedures to strengthen management processes and systems; and (3) EMP Leadership Development Modules: a 10 module series of 4-hour leadership development and problem solving sessions that has been adapted from MSH’s proven Leadership Development Program Plus.

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Dashboard for Management Decision-making
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Using the Standard Dashboard can help to enhance reporting processes and management for an overall improvement in organizational performance, reduce the volume of data information targeted at an overwhelmed manager, and promote timelier decision-making. The Dashboard Tools are used to assess whether enough organizational and IT capacity is present to support a Dashboard, and if so how to set up the first dashboard and organize the data collection and reporting process.

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Continuous Governance Enhancement for Health Systems Strengthening
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Good governance involves constantly striving for better results and improved effectiveness. It requires an interest in and commitment towards continuous improvement. In this guide, you will learn what actions you could take in your organization to improve its governance on continuing and long-lasting basis.

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Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+): A Guide for Facilitators

The Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+) is the enhanced version of the Leadership Development Program (LDP), first delivered by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in 2002. It is a team-based, results-oriented, participatory leadership development process that enables teams to face challenges and achieve results through a process of action-based learning. Individuals from the same workplace form teams to learn and apply leadership, management, and governance practices to improve a common set of health indicators.
The LDP+ Facilitator’s Guide is for facilitators to use and learn from as they implement the LDP+. It presents the foundations of the program and explains how to conduct all the necessary activities. It is designed to be easy-to-use and adaptable to the specific needs of an organization or LDP+ Improvement Team. The guide includes background information on the LDP+; Detailed instructions on how to conduct all LDP+ meetings and workshops; and handouts for participants.

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