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Table 2 Characteristics and Capacity of Institutions Doing HPSR

From: Assessing capacity for health policy and systems research in low and middle income countries*

  TOTAL Per Capita GNP
    Low Lower Middle Upper Middle
  No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total No. 108 100 50 46 36 33 22 20
Legal status
Private 31 29 17 34 5 14 9 41
Public 69 64 27 54 30 83 12 55
Mixed public/private 8 7 6 12 1 3 1 5
Experience
Less than 1 year 7 6 3 7 2 6 1 5
1 to 2 4 4 2 4 1 3 1 5
3 to 5 22 20 9 17 7 18 7 30
6 to 10 29 27 16 33 8 21 6 25
Over 10 years 46 42 20 39 19 52 8 35
TOTAL 108 100 50 100 36 100 22 100
Information technology
No/rare PC access 8 7 7 14 1 3 0 0
No Internet 5 4 4 7 1 3 0 0
FTE* researcher base
FTE per institution 8.4   9.7   7.0   8.0  
No. of institutions with: 2 FTE or less 17 16 8 16 7 21 2 10
>2 to 4 22 20 8 16 10 28 4 19
5 to 10 37 34 13 26 11 31 12 52
More than 10 32 30 21 42 7 21 4 19
PhDs in workforce
Zero PhDs 26 24 7 14 7 21 10 48
1 to 2 53 49 28 57 20 55 6 29
3+ 29 26 15 30 9 24 5 24
Project portfolio
Total projects 3.0   2.8   2.9   3.4  
Projects <1 year 2.3   2.0   2.3   2.5  
Project funding
Total for portfolio ** $155,226   $150,806   $178,636   $126,470  
Annually $80,521   $72,140   $111,879   $81,901  
Databases and publications for decision makers
Producer 45 42 23 46 11 31 11 50
  1. * FTE: Full Time Equivalent. Indicates the total number of person/months employed by including full time and part time researchers under a single category. **Includes total project funding for all projects within the institution and their entire duration.