Case Study about Stakeholder Analysis for Health Research
Objectives: Future Health Systems: Innovations for Equity (FHS) is working in six partner countries in Asia and Africa, focusing on strengthening the research–policy interface in relation to speciﬁc health system research projects. These projects present an opportunity to study the inﬂuence of stakeholders on research and policy processes. Study design: Qualitative stakeholder analysis. Methods: Stakeholder analysis was conducted in each FHS country using a structured approach. A cross-country evaluation was performed concentrating on six key areas: chosen research topic; type of intervention considered; inclusion/exclusion of stakeholder groups; general stakeholder considerations; power level, power type and agreement level f stakeholders; and classiﬁcation of and approaches to identiﬁed stakeholders.
Introduction: Health research and the translation of ﬁndings to action is critical to improving population health in the developing world. Such research translation is essential to meeting the health-related millennium development goals. Positivity towards incorporating new research ﬁndings into intervention improvements is recognized as a common ingredient in successful health interventions in various developing world settings. The importance of a systematic approach to priority setting for such research has also been articulated. Research quality and its impact on policy and implementation can be enhanced when multiple stakeholder perspectives, particularly from consumers derived from real-life situations, are taken into consideration.
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