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Options for effective mechanisms to support evidence-informed policymaking in newborn & child health

By 2 September 2013

This project focuses on the need for systematic collation and synthesis of country experiences to address evidence needs and support evidence-informed policymaking around implementation of interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH). The work was commissioned by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and the Implementation Research Platform, hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), with the aim of informing future options for effective mechanisms to support evidence-informed policymaking.

In this document we review existing organisations and processes that provide evidence to policymakers, identify the evidence needs of policymakers in Asia and the Pacific and draw lessons and recommendations for different options for further development of evidence-response mechanisms. The work was conducted through a rapid evidence assessment, key informant interviews, and in-depth case studies in four countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Nepal).

This report is intended to inform the need for, and considerations to be taken into account in the development of, future evidence-response mechanisms.

Title: Options for effective mechanisms to support evidence-informed policymaking in RMNCH Author: Emma Pitchforth, Ellen Nolte, Celine Miani, Eleanor Winpenny Year: 2013