Co-production of research evidence and development of knowledge management platforms to guide policy actors in the use of evidence to inform health decision-making in Kenya
13 December 2021

A baseline survey in six pilot counties on how research evidence is accessed, analyzed and used to inform decision-making conducted by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in 2018 found that county staff members were aware and appreciated the value of using research evidence in decision-making processes. However, gaps were identified that undermine full realization of the benefits of using evidence to inform decision-making, namely adoption and adaption. This issue brief highlights interventions under the Heightening institutional capacity for government use of health research (HIGH-Res) project (led by AFIDEP) to address the gaps identified in the baseline survey. The interventions were developed in partnership with KEMRI, Ministry of Health, selected research champions and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officers from the pilot counties.




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