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The Evidence-to-Policy Process

Improving the flow of research evidence between global health researchers and policymakers is an important tool for improving health outcomes and thus supporting low-income countries in reaching the Millennium Development Goals. For example, up to 70% of deaths of young children could be prevented through the better use of existing evidence to help scale up effective child survival tools. Several barriers stand in the way of policymakers using evidence in their daily decisions. E2Pi has a keen interest in exploring ways to overcome these barriers, and in using evidence to achieve large scale change in global health.

Examples of E2Pi’s Work on the Evidence-to-Policy Process Include:

Evidence-Based Policymaking in Global Health – The Payoffs and Pitfalls
In this invited editorial in the journal Evidence Based Medicine, E2Pi examines the public health impacts of evidence-informed policies, the barriers that impede the use of evidence in policy decisions, and some of the common fallacies about the “real world” application of research evidence.

Scaling Up Global Health Interventions: A Proposed Framework for Success
In this peer-reviewed policy paper, which is based on a review of the implementation science literature as well as key informant interviews, E2Pi identifies factors associated with successful scale-up of global health interventions.

What are the Barriers to Scaling Up Health Interventions in Low and Middle Income Countries? A Qualitative Study of Academic Leaders in Implementation Science
In this peer-reviewed qualitative research paper, based on interviews with academic leaders in implementing large scale global health change, E2Pi identifies barriers to scaling up global health interventions.