Health workforce

Monitoring progress on the implementation of Code – Second round reporting (2015-2016)

On May 21, 2010 the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (the “Code”) was adopted by the 193 Member States of the World Health Organization. The Code encourages information exchange on issues related to health personnel and health systems in the context of migration, and suggests regular reporting every three years on measures taken to implement the Code. The reporting process is an integral component of the effective implementation of the voluntary principles and practices recommended by the Code.

A self-assessment tool for countries second-round reporting

To monitor the progress made in implementing the Code, and in accordance with the request of the World Health Assembly (Resolution WHA63.16), a national self-assessment tool was created for Member States. The updated national reporting instrument (NRI) for the second round reporting was launched in March, 2015. To facilitate stakeholders reporting, an additional Independent Stakeholders Reporting instrument was also made available. This additional module facilitates contribution from relevant stakeholders, as identified in article 9.4 and to enrich knowledge on the Code’s implementation.

The reports submitted to the NRI 2015 are now published and available from the National Reporting Instrument (NRI) reports database