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