This paper highlights some of the impacts that health sector reforms have had on human resources in Bangladesh and Uganda and traces the “losses and benefits” to provider incentives generated by reforms. The study findings were generated by triangulating both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis among policy technocrats, health managers and groups of health providers. Quantitative surveys were conducted with over 700 individual health workers in both Bangladesh and Uganda and supplemented with qualitative data obtained from focus group discussions and key interviews with professional cadres, health managers and key institutions involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of the reforms of interest.
Ssengooba, F.; Hongoro, C.; Rutebemberwa, E.; Mustafa, A.; Kielmann, T.; McPake, B.; Rahman, S. Health sector reforms and human resources in health in Uganda and Bangladesh: mechanisms of effect. Human Resources for Health (2007) 5 (1) 3. [DOI: 10.1186/1478-4491-5-3]