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Table 1
- Strategic management of the health workforce in developing countries: what have we learned?

Sub-national influence in human resource management in East Asia

Domain
Cambodia
China
Indonesia
Philippines
Thailand
Vietnam

Budget control
           
• Determine the wage envelope
*
*
*
**
*
*
• Dismiss surplus staff
  **
**
***
  *
Establishment control
           
• Control overall staffing numbers
*
**
*
**
*
*
• Control staffing numbers in individual facilities
  **
**
***
  **
Recruitment
           
• Formal employer
***
***
*
***
**
*
• Have authority to hire
**
***
**
***
*
***
• Have independent recruitment mechanism
*
**
**
*
*
*
Career management
           
• Promotion is available
*
**
**
***
*
*
• Transfers within local government are possible
*
*
***
***
*
**
Performance management
           
• Direct and supervise activities
***
***
**
***
***
***
• Conduct evaluations
*
***
**
***
*
*
• Offer financial rewards
*
*
**
**
*
**
• Discipline and fire underperforming staff
*
*
**
**
*
**
Pay policy
           
• Set overall wage rates
*
*
*
*
*
*
• Set local incentives/salary top-ups
**
***
**
***
*
**

*** = full; ** = partial; * = no subnational control, focusing on the strongest subnational level of government for each country. Data underlying the assessment range from 2000 – 2005.

Source: adapted from table 7.3 in [26] supplemented by author's estimates for Vietnam.


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