Institutional capacity to generate and use evidence in LMICs: current state and opportunities for HPSR

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Institutional capacity to generate and use evidence in LMICs: current state and opportunities for HPSR
Evidence-informed decision-making for health is far from the norm, particularly in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Health policy and systems research (HPSR) has an important role in providing the context-sensitive and -relevant evidence that is needed. However, there remain significant challenges both on the supply side, in terms of capacity for generation of policy-relevant knowledge such as HPSR, and on the demand side in terms of the demand for and use of evidence for policy decisions. This paper brings together elements from both sides to analyse institutional capacity for the generation of HPSR and the use of evidence (including HPSR) more broadly in LMICs.Zubin Cyrus Shroff, Dena Javadi, Lucy Gilson, Rockie Kang and Abdul Ghaffar
Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:94
Published on: 9 November 2017