Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

ReBUILD holds research uptake workshop in Cambodia

Monday, 02 Apr 2012

The ReBUILD Research Uptake Manager (RUM) Helen McFarlane recently visited Cambodia, leading a workshop with the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) researchers about the factors that enable relevant research evidence to influence policy and practice.

This work is to support the development of the Consortium’s Research Uptake Strategy as we aim influence policy and decision making for health financing and human resources on a national and international level.

One of the challenges highlighted by researchers is the need to understand policymakers’ needs and how to tailor their research evidence appropriately.

During the workshop, researchers brainstormed ways to work better with policy makers, donors and partner institutions to ensure their research is taken up. A series of best practice case studies were shared with the group, along with one example of a study in Uganda that considers the potential impact of good research that is ignored.