Globalization and Health
[Accessed 6 Feb 2021]
Specific considerations for research on the effectiveness of multisectoral collaboration: methods and lessons from 12 country case studies
The success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is predicated on multisectoral collaboration (MSC), and the COVID-19 pandemic makes it more urgent to learn how this can be done better. Complex challenges facing countries, such as COVID-19, cut across health, education, environment, financial and other sectors. Addressing these challenges requires the range of responsible sectors and intersecting services – across health, education, social and financial protection, economic development, law enforcement, among others – transform the way they work together towards shared goals. While the necessity of MSC is recognized, research is needed to understand how sectors collaborate, inform how to do so more efficiently, effectively and equitably, and ascertain similarities and differences across contexts. To answer these questions and inform practice, research to strengthen the evidence-base on MSC is critical.
Authors: Rachael Hinton, Corinne Armstrong, Eriana Asri, Klaus Baesel, Sarah Barnett, Carla Blauvelt, Saidatul Norbaya Bt Buang, Louise Bury, Jai K. Das, Jennifer Franz-Vasdeki, Helia Molina Milman, John Murray, Susana Palma, Ilona Renner, Marion Roche, Victoria Saint…
Content type: Commentary
1 February 2021