Contextual influences on the role of evidence in health policy development: What can we learn from six policies in India and Nigeria?

Tolib Mirzoev, Mahua Das, Bassey Ebenso, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Bindiya Rawat, Lucie Blok, Giuliano Russo, Bang On Thepthien, Reinhard Huss

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Abstract

This study explored macro, meso and micro-level influences on the role of evidence in the development of six health policies in India and Nigeria. Macro-level influences included adoption of international agreements, movement towards evidence-informed policymaking, committed country leadership and resource environment. At meso level, national actors drove policy processes with support from the international actors. Micro-level influences included individual values, interests and evidence preferences. Factors at three levels are interrelated. Greater understanding of contextual influences can provide a platform for adapting to, or managing, these influences to improve the evidence-informed nature of health policymaking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-79
Number of pages21
JournalEvidence and Policy
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Context
  • Evidence-informed health policy

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