What shapes research impact on policy? Understanding research uptake in sexual and reproductive health policy processes in resource poor contexts

@inproceedings{Sumner2011WhatSR,
  title={What shapes research impact on policy? Understanding research uptake in sexual and reproductive health policy processes in resource poor contexts},
  author={Andy Sumner and Jo Crichton and Sally Jane Theobald and Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu and Justin Parkhurst},
  booktitle={Health research policy and systems},
  year={2011}
}
Assessing the impact that research evidence has on policy is complex. It involves consideration of conceptual issues of what determines research impact and policy change. There are also a range of methodological issues relating to the question of attribution and the counter-factual. The dynamics of SRH, HIV and AIDS, like many policy arenas, are partly generic and partly issue- and context-specific. Against this background, this article reviews some of the main conceptualisations of research… CONTINUE READING
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