Table 1

Activities used for developing the competencies in the MSI framework and correspondence to the AR cycle

DHMT management competenciesDevelopment activitiesStages of AR cycle
Identification of root causes of problemsSA, NW1, NW2Plan
Prioritisation of problemsSA, NW1, NW2
Options appraisalSA, NW2
Designing integrated HRM and health systems strategies appropriate to contextNW1—introduction only; NW2
ResourcingNW2; follow-on activitiesPlan/act
Implementing the workplan including monitoring and overcoming barriersFollow-on activities (diaries, CRT visits and interdistrict meetings)Act/observe/reflect
  • CRT, country research teams; SA, situation analysis; NW1, national workshop 1; NW2, national workshop 2.