Learning Across Health Systems: Literature Review of International Health Policy Transfer Processes

by Barbara McPake, Charity Jensen, Alex Jones
Oxford Policy Management Ltd., May 2017

28 pp. 446 kB
http://health.bmz.de/services/newsletter_related/HESP-related-Documents/Learning-for-Action-Across-Health-Systems.pdf

Learning across health systems is an emerging field of research in policy and international relations. The transfer of health policies between countries has been identified as a significant trend in the development of effective health services in low- and middle-income countries. As such, it is important to understand how and why health policy transfer takes place and the processes which facilitate and hinder transfer. Policy transfer is encouraged by collaboration between stakeholders on a global level, contextualisation of policies to fit changing socio-political environments, and effective mobilisation of policy networks and resources. There is a growing base of literature addressing processes for international health policy transfer, which this review aims to summarise.

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