Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program Final Report
The five-year LMS Program, awarded to MSH in August 2005 by the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Population and Reproductive Health concluded December 7, 2010.
One of the LMS Program's key achievements was demonstrating the link between improved leadership, management and governance, and improved health services. The report documents LMS Program results in five key areas: (1) impact on service delivery programs; (2) results in good governance; (3) mainstreaming and scale up of these practices; (4) virtual programs; and (5) advocacy for leadership and management development.
The LMS Final Report also presents lessons learned from designing and implementing projects in more than 20 countries, as well as recommendations for strengthening future leadership, management and governance interventions.
Read a full copy of the report here.
Please see below for LMS achievements across the globe in specific strategic areas.
Strengthening Leadership and Management Throughout the World
- 1,255 organizations are applying Leadership and Management practices in over 20 countries.
- 6,842 senior leaders (3,226 women) have received technical assistance training in Leadership and Management.
- 16 countries are using Leadership and Management skills to strengthen family planning programs.
Proven Tools, Tested Approaches
- LMS Programs have been adapted and delivered in eight languages.
- Face-to-face leadership development programs have been offered more than 40 times to over 500 teams (1,500 individuals) in 35 countries.
- MSH's Management and Organizational Sustainability Tool (MOST) has been used in more than 50 organizations in 23 countries to strengthen the management systems of NGOs and public sector institutions.
Leadership Development Improves Health Service Delivery
From 2005-2010, LMS has continuously built the management and leadership practices of health care professionals, a key investment in improving service delivery. This study looks at how leadership development programs in eight countries impacted service delivery challenges.
Linking Leadership and Management to Good Governance
Good governance is about people as well as systems. LMS has documented the link between building leadership and management capacity and improving governance in the public sector, civil society, and multi-sectoral bodies in 10 developing countries.
Mainstreaming and Scale-Up of Leadership and Management Capacity
There are many ways to mainstream and scale up leadership and management practices. This study examines how LMS successfully transferred and integrated its approaches, strategies, and tools into other organizations and agencies in 11 countries.
Mainstreaming and Scale-Up of Leadership and Management Capacity using Virtual Approaches
This study examines how LMS has used Web-based distance learning programs, networks, and resources to address gaps in health professionals’ management and leadership skills and education in 140 countries.