Despite some recent successes in Ghana, further improvements in health outcomes are inpart hampered by the lack of skilled service providers, or human resources for health (HRH),particularly in rural areas, where critical health services are needed most. To address thelack of information and guide the development of policies and programs on HRH, TowardInterventions in Human Resources for Health in Ghana: Evidence for Health Workforce Planningand Results aims to paint a comprehensive picture of HRH, consolidating new and existingevidence on the stock, distribution, and performance of h ealth workers to focus on the what,as in What is the situation on HRH? and the how, as in How is this situation explained?The book highlights new evidence on some of the underlying determinants affectingthe stock, distribution, and performance of health workers in Ghana, including healthworker production and attrition, capacity to manage HRH, the capacity of health traininginstitutions, and health worker compensation. Policy options on HRH are also discussed, as isthe fi scal and political environment needed to develop and implement such interventions.The data and findings presented in this book are the result of extended and closecollaboration between the Ghana Technical Working Group on HRH (led by the Ministryof Health) and the World Bank’s Africa Region Technical Team on HRH. The information inthis book will provide a better basis for Ghanaian decision makers and external partners tohave a dialogue on HRH and related policies. More broadly, Toward Interventions in HumanResources for Health in Ghana: Evidence for Health Workforce Planning and Results will be ofinterest to all those working to improve human resources for health in Africa and beyond.