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Health Research Policy and Systems

Volume 15 Supplement 2

Engaging Stakeholders in Implementation Research: tools, approaches, and lessons learned from application


The publication of this supplement was funded by the UK Department for International Development through a grant (PO5467) to the Future Health Systems (FHS) Consortium. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. Supplement Editor SB declares that they have been the Chief Executive Officer of the Future Health Systems Consortium since 2011, and in this capacity have interacted closely with many of the teams contributing papers to this supplement. The Supplement Editors declare that they were not involved in the peer review process for any paper on which they are an author.

Edited by Ligia Paina, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Abdul Ghaffar, and Sara Bennett

  1. Content type: Reseach

    Many effective innovations and interventions are never effectively scaled up. Implementation research (IR) has the promise of supporting scale-up through enabling rapid learning about the intervention and its ...

    Authors: Sara Bennett, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Anbrasi Edward, Moses Tetui and Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):108

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  2. Content type: Research

    Effective stakeholder engagement in research and implementation is important for improving the development and implementation of policies and programmes. A varied number of tools have been employed for stakeho...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Upasona Ghosh, Rittika Brahmachari and Ligia Paina

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):106

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  3. Content type: Research

    The Theory of Change (ToC) is a management and evaluation tool supporting critical thinking in the design, implementation and evaluation of development programmes. We document the experience of Future Health S...

    Authors: Ligia Paina, Annie Wilkinson, Moses Tetui, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Debjani Barman, Tanvir Ahmed, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Gerry Bloom, Jeff Knezovich, Asha George and Sara Bennett

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):109

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  4. Content type: Research

    Many approaches to improving health managers’ capacity in poor countries, particularly those pursued by external agencies, employ non-participatory approaches and often seek to circumvent (rather than strength...

    Authors: Moses Tetui, Anna-Britt Coe, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Sara Bennett, Suzanne N. Kiwanuka, Asha George and Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):110

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  5. Content type: Research

    The use of participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches is important for guiding local decision-making, promoting the implementation of effective interventions and addressing emerging issues in the...

    Authors: Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Ligia Paina, Ahmed Bumba, Godfrey Mulekwa, Dinah Nakiganda-Busiku, Htet Nay Lin Oo, Suzanne Namusoke Kiwanuka, Asha George and David H. Peters

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):107

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    Researchers and policy-makers alike increasingly recognise the importance of engaging diverse perspectives in implementation research. This roundtable discussion presents the experiences and perspectives of th...

    Authors: Said Habib Arwal, Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, Ahmed Bumba and Akshita Siddula

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):105

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