Embedding health policy and systems research into decision-making processes in low- and middle-income countries

by Adam D Koon, Krishna D Rao, Nhan T Tran et al.
Health Research Policy and Systems 2013, 11:30 (8 August 2013)

18 pp. 1.8 MB:
http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/pdf/1478-4505-11-30.pdf

Attention is increasingly directed to bridging the gap between the production of knowledge and its use for health decision-making in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). An important and underdeveloped area of health policy and systems research (HPSR) is the organization of this process. Drawing from an interdisciplinary conception of embeddedness, a literature review was conducted to identify examples of embedded HPSR used to inform decision-making in LMICs. The findings findings suggest that four qualities influence embeddedness: reputation, capacity, quality of connections to decision-makers, and quantity of connections to decision-makers and others.

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