Engaging Knowledge Users in Knowledge Synthesis

    Engaging Policy-Makers, Health System Managers and Policy Analysts in the Knowledge Synthesis Process: A Scoping Review

    Bottom Line:

    • Policy-makers, healthcare professionals, government agencies and patients were the most frequently engaged knowledge user types in the knowledge synthesis process
    • Knowledge users were most commonly engaged during the data synthesis and interpretation phases of the knowledge synthesis conduct
    • Lack of time or opportunity to participate was the most common barrier to engagement and knowledge user content expertise and awareness was the most commonly reported facilitator

    Impact:

    • Commissioned by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization to facilitate the engagement of policy-makers in knowledge synthesis in review teams in low income economy countries
    • Informed a chapter in the Rapid Reviews to Strengthen Health Policy and Systems: A Practical Guide commissioned by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization
    Funding:

    Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, WHO, Geneva, with support from the Norwegian Government Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID)

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    Date : 11 Aug 2017