This is the protocol for a systematic review which will review the available evidence for the impact of increasing salaries on improving the performance of selected public servants in low- and middle-income countries. The review will assess the effectiveness of different types of salary change. These span (i) pecuniary, (ii) non-pecuniary changes, and (iii) bundles of financial with non-financial interventions. It will focus on health workers (nurses, doctors and alternative cadres), education (teachers) and the judiciary (judges). The review will also assess any moderating impact of contextual factors on salary change (such as cultural norms, sector norms, socio-economic status, and reference groups). The protocol provides background information and details of the methods to be used.
Carr, S. C.; MacLachlan, M.; Clarke, M.; Papola, T. S.;Normand, C.; Thomas, S.; McAuliffe, E.; Leggatt-Cook, C. Protocol - What is the evidence of the impact of increasing salaries on improving the performance of public servants, including teachers, nurses and judges? Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (2010) 27 pp.