Technical Publications and Resources
Facilitative Supervision for Quality Improvement: A Curriculum
Facilitative Supervision for Quality Improvement focuses on the fundamentals of quality health care services in presenting an approach to supervision that emphasizes mentoring, joint problem solving, and two-way communication. The curriculum is divided into 13 online modules, which can be used sequentially or separately.
(2008) English. SM-A-50CD.(free)
Download the modules online or order this publication
Facilitative Supervision Handbook
Describes a system of management in which supervisors at all levels of a health institution focus on the needs of the staff they oversee. This approach emphasizes mentoring, joint problem solving, and two-way communication between the supervisor and those being supervised. Includes self-instructional exercises.
(2001) English SM-14. Free. Only available for download as PDF.
Facilitative Supervision: A Vital Link in Quality Reproductive Health Service Delivery
Working Paper #10. Defines facilitative supervision and how it differs from conventional supervision. Describes how an institution can move from a traditional supervisory system to a more facilitative approach. Provides examples from Tanzania and Bangladesh.
(1996) Available only in HTML: English, French.