Too often when international researchers from the developed world leave
the developing countries where research is being carried out, local
researchers at the \"field sites\" are left with inadequate skills to
carry out their own research or effectively use the resulting data. To
create a mutually beneficial relationship, strengthen national research
capacity, and promote evidence-based decision- making, Immpact, a global
research initiative, made capacity strengthening its main objective in
its three focus countries - Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Indonesia.
The key objectives of capacity strengthening for research institutions
were to ensure organizational autonomy, enable country partners to
generate evidence, and translate research findings for decision-makers.
The key objectives for the ministries of health were to facilitate
access to and use of information in different contexts, strengthen
relationships with researchers, and enable the MOH to commission
Immpact A Comprehensive Strategy for Capacity StrengtheningThe Immpact Approach. University of Aberdeen, UK (2007) 2 pp.