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The state of Health Policy and Systems Research

Edited by: Abdul Ghaffar and Zubin Shroff

Return to Health Research Policy and Systems.

This series is based on background papers developed to inform the World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), launched in April 2017.  Reflecting the report’s contents, the papers examine the growth and evolution of HPSR, funding for HPSR, the state of HPSR in terms of knowledge generation and research capacity as well as the road ahead and HPSRs relevance for UHC and the SDGs.  Publication as a collection of journal articles enables a more in-depth exploration of issues highlighted in the report, something that is of particular interest to the community of health policy and systems researchers.

The Journal independently managed the peer-review for the Series papers. The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this Series and they do not necessarily represent the views, decisions or policies of the World Health Organization. The Series Editors declare no conflict of interest.  Payment for publication of the Series articles was made by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.

  1. Content type: Research

    Evidence-informed decision-making for health is far from the norm, particularly in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Health policy and systems research (HPSR) has an important role in providing th...

    Authors: Zubin Cyrus Shroff, Dena Javadi, Lucy Gilson, Rockie Kang and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:94

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  2. Content type: Research

    The need for sufficient and reliable funding to support health policy and systems research (HPSR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been widely recognised. Currently, most resources to support su...

    Authors: Karen Ann Grépin, Crossley Beth Pinkstaff, Zubin Cyrus Shroff and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:68

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  3. Content type: Research

    For 20 years, substantial effort has been devoted to catalyse health policy and systems research (HPSR) to support vulnerable populations and resource-constrained regions through increased funding, institution...

    Authors: Krista M. English and Babak Pourbohloul

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:64

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