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Table 2 Guiding principles for use of the health workforce framework

From: Addressing the health workforce crisis: towards a common approach

Principle Process-related Principle Content-related
Country-led Initiatives to improve the health workforce are carred forward by the country, rather than external partners Results-focused Health workforce strategies are aimed at achieving measurable improvements
Government-supported Commitment by the government to support actions that contribute to a sustainable health workforce System-linked Health workforce strategies are harmonized with relevant components of the health system (e.g. monitoring & evaluation, supply chain, finance)
Multisectoral Engagement by all sectors relevant to building the health workforce (e.g. finance, education, public & private providers, etc.) Knowledge-based Decisions are based on best available documented health workforce experience
Multistakeholder Inclusion of interest groups relevant to particular actions (e.g. NGOs, patient groups, professional associations, donor coordinating committees, etc.) Learning-oriented Uses monitoring & evaluation to identify lessons learnt and best practices to share within and outside countries
Donor alignment Donor support coordinated and aligned with country health workforce plans Innovation-prone Openness to exploring new solutions to overcome chronic health workforce issues
Gender-sensitive Gender differences accounted for in analysis and development of health workforce strategies