Embedding of research into decision-making processes

Abstract

This study is concerned with the uptake of research evidence in policy decisions for health and the factors which are conducive for this. Specifically, this study seeks to:

(a) Present a conceptual understanding of institutional embeddedness and apply it to the context of research in policy-making in health. Further, through a review of the literature, document the institutional arrangements that facilitate the embedding of research use in the policy-making domain.
(b) Present country case studies to illustrate the embeddedness of research use in policy-making and the contextual and institutional factors that create enabling conditions for it.

We examine these questions from the perspective of the six WHO building blocks – service delivery, health workforce, information, medical products, financing and governance. Information is sourced from the existing literature and from country case studies.

Citation

Koon, A.D.; Devaki Nambiar; Rao, K.D. Embedding of research into decision-making processes. Alliance HPSR, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland (2012) 27 pp.

Embedding of research into decision-making processes

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