The objectives of the study were: (1) To examine whether or not the actual impact of decentralisation of the management of health services has provided opportunities to improve human resource management and staff performance; (2) To develop guidelines that can be used for measuring the impact of decentralisation on human resource management and staff performance; (3) To assess the extent to which decentralisation has led to increased efficiency in use of health human resources; (4) To examine changes in performance of health professionals under the decentralised health care system; and (5) To provide policy-makers with appropriate policy recommendations and suggestions on how best to use the opportunities created by decentralisation to improve human resource management. This final report outlines the project's background, objectives, methodology, findings and dissemination of results.
Martineau, T.; Tang, S.; Chen, L.; Xiaoyun, L.; Zhan, S.; Magongo, B.; Makhanya, R.N. Decentralisation and the impact on Human Resource Management in China and South Africa. (2003) 63 pp.