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Implementation Research and Delivery Science: 2nd & 3rd Consultative Meetings

Monday, August 4, 2021

A three-day consultative meeting, organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The World Bank and Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (WHO) and was held in Accra, Ghana from July 30-August 1st2014.  This two session meeting builds off of the first consultative meeting held in April 2014 in Washington, D.C.  The goal for these three days was to address two key areas in advancing Implementation Science and Dissemination Research as well as develop a consensus statement ahead of The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town.   

The series of meetings will be followed by a strategy session at The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town. The culmination of this strategy session will be the release of a draft consensus statement from consultative meeting participants and organizers.  This draft consensus statement will call for a new paradigm in Implementation Research and Delivery Science (IRDS).  This paradigm shift includes raising the profile of IRDS, increasing the incentives for national and local governments, donors, academics and policy makers to take an active role in the practice and utilization of IRDS.  By engaging the broader Health Policy and Systems Research community in discussions around IRDS The World Bank, USAID and WHO's Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research are furthering a vision of effective implementation of evidence-informed health strategies.

Theme: Changing the Incentives for IRDS

The first main theme addressed at this meeting was “Changing the Incentives for IRDS.”  Implementation Research and Delivery Science (IRDS) is a valuable asset for public health interventions but it is underutilized and not well understood.  In an effort to increase awareness, understanding and utilization of IRDS this goal of this session was to strategize increasing and incorporating incentives for IRDS research at multiple levels, from policy-makers to academics and program implementers.

Theme: Improved Programming through Embedded Implementation Research

The second focus theme was “Improved Programming through Embedded Implementation Research.”  Embedded research focuses on closing the gap between policy-makers and practitioners.  Because IRDS is conducted in “real-world” settings input from implementers and practitioners is key to successful use of IRDS research and findings.

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