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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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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, Management & Governance (LMG) for Midwifery Managers Certificate Course
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To strengthen midwives’ abilities to overcome health system challenges and deliver improved services, the USAID-funded Leadership, Management & Governance project developed the LMG for Midwifery Managers certificate course. This course consists of a five-day offsite workshop focused on six areas prioritized by a skills gap assessment: assertive communication, advocacy, mentoring, data use for decision-making, change management, and strategic problem solving.

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Stewarding Resources for Health Systems Strengthening
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Stewardship is the ethical use of common resources in pursuit of financially efficient outcomes. This guide explores the nature of the practice of stewarding scarce resources (human, financial, political, and technological), and principles and activities that will strengthen your organization’s capacity for such stewardship.

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Setting a Shared Strategic Direction for Health Systems Strengthening
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The leaders who govern determine the organization’s strategic direction and policies. They set out the organization’s strategic direction to deliver its mission, goals, and objectives. In this guide, you will learn how to set shared strategic direction for your organization working with your stakeholders and more importantly how to realize it again working with the stakeholders.

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Planning the Work and Working the Plan
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This publication attempts to simplify planning by introducing and defining a range of essential long- and short-term planning processes that managers of health programs or health services should implement. We focus on the primary organizational planning process: the development of a strategic plan and its conversion into an operational plan. The chapter sets the stage with a discussion of strategic thinking and then covers each phase of the strategic planning process: analyzing the organization’s internal and external environments, articulating or refining a mission, creating a vision, establishing strategic objectives, formulating strategies, and monitoring and evaluating results.

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How to Govern the Health Sector and its Institutions Effectively (eManager)
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This issue of The eManager focuses on governing in the health sector, and presents four effective governing practices and their nine key enablers. It shows how health leaders and managers can contribute to a better-governed institution and, ultimately, improve health services and the health of the people they serve.

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Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers

The eHandbook emphasizes the central, critical element of every health system: people. It shows how to build leadership and management skills for yourself and your organization. It also covers management of the specific systems essential to an overall health system – governance, human resources, finances, supply chain management, health information and association monitoring and evaluation, and health service delivery. This tool can also be accessed as individual topical chapters.

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Guide to Fostering Change to Scale Up Effective Health Services
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The Guide to fostering change to scale up effective health services is a resource that describes the research and principles fundamental to effective change. This guide links effective change practices with proven clinical and programmatic practices to achieve results by providing “how-to” steps for leadership of change and scale up, describing key challenges and strategies, tools, or approaches to meet those challenges, and offering cases that show how the steps have been implemented in real situations.

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Governance of Health Systems and Health Organizations
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This publication is intended to support the important work of the leaders who govern health service delivery organizations. While the principles and practices described in this chapter apply to diverse organizations in a country’s health sector, including health insurance organizations and pharmaceutical and biomedical supply organizations, the focus here is principally on organizations that deliver health services or advocate for better health care and health gain

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