Assessing capacity for health policy and systems research in low and middle income countries
Objectives: As demand grows for health policies based on evidence, questions exist as to the capacity of developing countries to produce the health policy and systems research (HPSR) required to meet this challenge.
Methods: A postal/web survey of 176 HPSR producer institutions in developing countries assessed institutional structure, capacity, critical mass, knowledge production processes and stakeholder engagement. Data were projected to an estimated population of 649 institutions.
Health Research Policy and Systems (2003) 1 (1) 1-2 [doi:10.1186/1478-4505-1-1]