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Health policy makers, program designers and implementers, and public health practitioners are often not aware of how to promote good governance and may not have the tools to influence governing bodies and their governance decisions.As strategic management tools, roadmaps force deep thinking, explain where teams are going, and subsequently help everyone stay on track.

Strengthening a country’s capacity to lead its own development is a cornerstone of the United States Government’s foreign assistance efforts. As a prerequisite to receiving direct funding assistance, donors, such as USAID, must assess an organization’s management and systems readiness for the responsible stewardship of funds.

The Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool can be utilized for the development of baseline and periodic capacity assessments of an organization, helping users to measure how an organization’s capacity changes over time.

The International Medical Products Price Guide (formerly International Drug Price Indicator Guide) contains a spectrum of prices from pharmaceutical suppliers, international development organizations, and government agencies.

PurposeTo assist organizations to map the development of key management components and use these results for planning improvements and monitoring progress.DescriptionThe Management and Organizational Sustainability Tool (MOST) is a structured, participatory process that allows organizations to assess their own management performance, develop a concrete action plan for improvement and carry out the

In order to fight against future epidemics, the world must take action to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.  

This training guide and these tools were created as part of the USAID STOP AI project to help local leaders prepare their communities to respond to widespread disease outbreaks.Facilitator Guide (PDF, 4.8 MB)Pandemic Toolkit (PDF, 9.4 MB)Template Plan (PDF, 1.9 MB)Tool 2: Presentation: Understanding the Threat of an Influenza Pandemic (PPT, 1.5 MB)Tool 3: Health Impact Projection Tool (XLS, 1.2 MB

Purpose:To assist family planing supervisors to evaluate and improve family planning supervision and services.Description:This tool is a computerized instrument for supervisors of family planning services to assess the facility and personnel readiness to provide family planning.

Studies have shown that the role of a midwife before, during and after delivery can play a crucial role in preventing cross-infection between mother and baby. Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) remains a serious threat, particularly with Zika and HIV viruses. Midwives have the power to change that. 

Proper stock management is essential for providing medicines to patients when and where they need them. This is especially important for people living with HIV because treatment is a lifelong commitment and adherence is critical to good outcomes. Pharmacists must be able to track, analyze, and manage stock information to prevent stock-outs, overstocks, and stock expiring on the shelf.

Purpose:The primary use of the WCA is to measure workgroup climate. Its secondary purpose is to engage workgroup members in a conversation about their particular climate so that together, they can find ways to improve it.

CORE Plus training course conducted for Syrian NGOs in Turkey, 2017. Photo Credit: Steven Collins/MSHPURPOSETo achieve universal health coverage it is essential to know the cost of services so that sufficient resources can be provided for good quality of care.

The Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Cost Effectiveness Analysis Tool is a simple, user-friendly, generic tool that is allows countries to compare the cost-effectiveness of different MDR-TB diagnoses and treatment methods. The tool builds on previous studies about MDR-TB control cost-effectiveness and WHO guidelines on TB control costs and cost-effectiveness.

Multi-Drug Resistant TB is a major problem in many countries. Cases can be difficult to find and hard and expensive to treat. This tool provides a simple way for managers to compare the cost-effectiveness of different diagnostic and treatment strategies (e.g.

Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB patients incur significant costs for seeking and undergoing treatment.

HOSPICAL: A Tool for Allocating Hospital Costs can help improve a hospital’s performance and enhance its financial sustainability. Managers who use this practical tool will find it a tremendous aid in analyzing current costs and revenues, comparing efficiency, and forecasting what those figures would be if hospital services are expanded or modified.

TB is a major problem in many countries and consumes significant external and domestic resources.The TB Service Delivery Costing Tool was developed to help TB Program Managers have a better understanding of the current and future cost of TB programs to help identify where greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness can be achieved and to help advocate for the provision of adequate funding.  It

Tuberculosis is a major cause of adult deaths and places a huge social and financial burden on the people who have the disease, as well as on their families and communities.

PurposeThe purpose of the framework is to provide a structure for developing an integrated plan and budget.DescriptionThe Planning, Costing and Budgeting (PCB) Framework is an Excel spreadsheet workbook designed to allow users to clearly identify the linkages between all elements of a plan – the activities, strategies, objectives and goals, and the budget that would be required to achieve th

PurposeThe purpose of the Community Health Services Costing Tool is to help managers and planners estimate the costs of providing health services at the community level. It can be used for individual community services, packages of services, or for all community services.

PurposeThe results and analysis will provide evidence-based data for implementing, scaling-up, and maintaining iCCM activities that will be invaluable for successful funding advocacy, for conducting feasibility/sustainability studies, for assessment of cost-effectiveness, and for planning financing strategies and mechanisms.DescriptionDiarrhea, malaria and pneumonia are leading causes of child mor

PurposeThe Performance-Based Financing Dashboard is an effective and user-friendly Excel-based tool that program managers can use to improve oversight and performance of grants and contracts.

Sustaining Essential Health Care During Covid-19: A Toolkit for Local Leaders to Adapt Health Services in Low-Resource Settings assists leaders in responding to surging health care needs that threaten to overwhelm the system.

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