New publication! : Handbook on monitoring and evaluation of human resources for health

We are pleased to announce the publication of the "Handbook on monitoring and evaluation of human resources for health, with special applications in low- and middle-income countries".

This Handbook offers health managers, researchers and policy makers a comprehensive and standard reference for monitoring and evaluating human resources for health. It brings together an analytical framework with strategy options for improving the health workforce information and evidence base, as well as country experiences to highlight approaches that have worked.  A joint publication of the World Health Organization, World Bank and United States Agency for International Development, it is available in English, French and Spanish. (A Portuguese version is also forthcoming).

Copies can be ordered from WHO Press (

The direct links to the catalogue items for the Handbook are:




In addition, electronic versions of the Handbook are available for free download to people worldwide via the WHO Library database (


The direct links to the database records are:

English: (file size: 3.32 MB)

French: (file size: 2.97 MB)

Spanish: (file size: 3.25 MB)

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