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ERIC Number: EJ1132475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Role of Evidence in Maternal Health Policy Processes in Vietnam, India and China: Findings from the HEPVIC Project
Mirzoev, Tolib; Green, Andrew; Gerein, Nancy; Pearson, Stephen; Bird, Philippa; Ha, Bui Thi Thu; Ramani, Karaikurichi; Qian, Xu; Yang, Xiaoguang; Mukhopadhyay, Maitrayee; Soors, Werner
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v9 n4 p493-511 Nov 2013
This paper explores the role of evidence in maternal health policy processes in Vietnam, India and China. Both formal and informal types of evidence were used; and differences were found between the stages of policy processes. Evidence used mostly covered easily quantifiable issues and clearly identifiable technical solutions. Different policy actors were involved; actors' evidence preferences were affected by their power, agendas, values and perceived characteristics of robust evidence. To enhance evidence role there is a need to: develop culture of evidence-informed policies; value different evidence types; ensure evidence use throughout policy processes; recognise and manage actors' agendas; and develop context-specific strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam; India; China
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