organised by

  • Chr Michelsen Institute, Bergen
  • Health Economics Bergen (Department of Economics, University of Bergen)
  • Centre for International Health (University of Bergen)

Aim of workshop:

Define a research agenda for improved knowledge of the effectiveness of strategies for improved health worker performance in low income countries.





09.00-09.15 Opening

09.15-10.15 Keynote address: Jakob Svensson (University of Stockholm)

10.15-10.30 Coffee/Tea

10.30-11.30 Supervision from below: Power to the people.
Martina Bjorkman (University of Bocconi) To be confirmed

11.30-12.30 Monetary incentives (pay for performance)
Kara Hanson (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Non-financial incentives, recognition and respect
Ken Leonard (University of Maryland)

14.30-14.45 Coffee/Tea

14.45-15.45 Supportive supervision: Applications of modern technology
Thorkild Tylleskar (CIH, Bergen)

15.45-16.30 Roundtable discussion
Moderator: John Cairns, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Health Economics Bergen

19.00 Dinner



09.00-10.00 Keynote address: Alex Rowe (Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta)

10.00-10.15 Coffee/Tea

10.15-11.15 Knowledge and the quality of health services
Ottar Mæstad (Chr Michelsen Institute)
Aziza Mwisongo (National Institute of Medical Research, Tanzania)

11.15-12.15 Knowledge vs. mindset. Illustrations from microcredit in Tanzania
Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and Chr Michelsen Institute)

12.15-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Quality management and problem solving attitudes
Joanna Schellenberg (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

14.30-14.45 Coffee/Tea

14.45-15.45 Roundtable discussion 
Moderator: John Cairns, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Health Economics Bergen

15.45-16.00 Closing remarks


Practical information:

  • Venue: Chr Michelsen Institute, Fantoft
  • Time: 14-15 May, 2009
  • Registration: By mail to guri.stegali@cmi.
  • Deadline: May 1.

Participants will have to arrange their own transport and accommodation. The organisers will cover other conference costs for up to 30 participants. Extra participants will be asked to pay a fee of 750 NOK.

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