A Review of the Human Resource Content of PRSP and HIPC documentation in 6 selected African Countries

HSRC REPORT: This review examined for 6 African countries, the country based poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP) documentation and the associated World Bank/IMF HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) documentation for human resources for health content. These documents were supplemented with other relevant country documents such as health strategies.  

Accreditation and other external quality assessment systems for healthcare: Review of experience and lessons learned

HSRC REPORT: The purpose of this review is to describe where External Quality Assessment fits in the broader set of levers that exist for engaging with health care providers and organisations in developing countries in order to improve quality and affordability of care.  

Review of DFID Approach to Social Marketing Annex 5: Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity of Social Marketing

HSRC REPORT: This report provides a set of inputs into a 2003 expert review on social marketing for the Department for International Development. The inputs respond to the consultant terms of reference and include an analytical framework that defines the rationale and role of social marketing in a health system and a systematic review of… Read more

Review of DFID’s approach to Social Marketing

HSRC REPORT: This report finds that social marketing (SM) represents an extremely valuable tool to induce behaviour change of public health significance, and to improve access to health goods and services. However, changes in existing practice are recommended in relation to SM programme design and management, strengthening national ownership, and DFID capacities and procedures.  

Measuring health and poverty: A review of approaches to identifying the poor

HSRC REPORT: This paper provides a critical review of methods for defining and measuring poverty. It attempts to inform policy formulation by International aid organisations by drawing attention to the necessity of measuring poverty indicators alongside health indicators, while monitoring progress to health related MDGs and other global health initiatives.

Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEFs): An Introduction

HSRC REPORT: A Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEF) is a multi-year public expenditure planning exercise that is used to set out the future budget requirements for existing services, and to assess the resource implications of future policy changes and any new programmes. This paper describes the role and value of an MTEF, and how it… Read more

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