Gender Transformative Supportive Supervision Framework and Technical Brief

  • Mary Beth Hastings

This conceptual framework was designed to show the influence gender has on supervisor-provider relationships, and how this influence could be explored and addressed through programming and research. The framework posits that health facility leadership should move away from gender-blind SS interventions (i.e., those implemented without consideration of gender norms and dynamics) towards gender-aware SS interventions. Ideally, this will result in gender transformative supportive supervision (GTSS), which will not only improve provider performance, but also do so in a way that focuses on human resource improvements (e.g., retention, motivation, and stress reduction) while advancing human rights and gender equality among health workers.<