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Table 2 Sources of data for analysing the health system strengthening approach of the AI-PASS programme in Mauritania (mid 2016 – March 2019)

From: Action research and health system strengthening: the case of the health sector support programme in Mauritania, West Africa

ObjectivesData-collection methodsSources
Description of the development of the AI-PASS programmeDocument reviewProgramme and policy documents
Minutes of meetings with Mauritanian and Belgian partner institutions (2017–2018)
Initial field visit reports (2017)
Assessment of the local health system analysisDocument reviewReports on district analyses (2018)
Research notes from meetings and discussions (2018)
Field visit reports by the first author (2018–2019)
Capacity-building and empowermentDocument reviewMinutes of meetings with national experts (2018–2019)
Presentations and reference documents on various concepts of a local health system and action research (2018–2019)
Presentations on the progress of the district analysis, prepared by the national experts and district health officers (2018)
Participatory observationObservation notes (2018–2019)
Semi-structured interviewsTranscripts and research notes from 12 interviews (2019)
Effects: enhanced local ownership and capacity, improved dialogue, and adequate policy formulation and implementationDocument reviewSummary reports of panel discussions during the October 2018 workshop
Minutes of meetings with Mauritanian and Belgian partner institutions (2018–2019)
Minutes of meetings of AI-PASS programme staff (2018–2019)
Minutes of meetings with the action research Steering Committee (2018–2019)
Semi-structured interviewsTranscripts and research notes from 12 interviews (2019)
Participatory observationObservation notes (2018–2019)
  1. AI-PASS Institutional support for health sector strengthening