Alliance for Health Policy and System Research: Inviting Researchers from Low- and Middle-Income Countries!

Deadline: 29 February 2016

The Alliance for Health Policy and System Research (AHPSR) is calling researchers, decision-makers and other stakeholders from low- and middle-income countries for a unique opportunity to engage in Implementation Research and Delivery Science (IRDS) and to highlight their work to the global health community.

The purpose of this call is to solicit case studies that are real examples of projects of Implementation Research and Delivery Science (IRDS). The objectives of these case studies are to demonstrate the benefits of employing this approach on health systems and/or outcomes, as well as to provide insight on how projects are carried out in practice.

Case studies will be published in a compendium by the Collaboration for Implementation Research and Delivery Science between the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research within the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development.

The compendium will showcase the range of IRDS projects and the potential of this approach for improving health. This compendium may be used for reference by program managers carrying out implementation research in low and middle income countries, teaching by professors or others involved in training and capacity building for research, or to promote IRDS to the greater global health community.

AHPSR Objectives

  • Stimulating the generation and synthesis of policy-relevant health systems knowledge;
  • Promoting the dissemination and use of health policy and systems knowledge; and
  • Strengthening capacity for the generation, dissemination and use of health policy and systems research knowledge among researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria

The case should be a real-world example of an IRDS project that was carried out with the aim of generating knowledge on the implementation and scale up of interventions, including policies, programs, and practices, as a means of contributing to health improvements and/or systems strengthening in low and middle income countries.

 AHPSR is looking for cases that highlight the following factors:

  • Research that generated knowledge on the implementation and scale up of interventions that was applied, resulting in demonstrated improvements in health systems and/or outcomes;
  • Projects that engaged important and diverse stakeholders throughout the research process;
  • Research that used a mixed methods approach to provide an in-depth understanding of implementation and scale up;
  • Research that identified lessons learned (both positive and negative) about implementation, as well as proposed feasible options for action within the context;
  • Projects that contributed to the establishment of mechanisms or a system for continuous learning and adaptation during implementation.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Alliance for Health Policy and System Research.