Implementation research toolkit

Implementation research is conducted within routine systems and real life settings, removed from the controlled settings associated with other types of scientific research. This toolkit was designed to help people learn a standard process that would lead to results that could be compared across regions and countries. It is designed to help identify system bottlenecks and the stakeholders to be involved, formulate appropriate research questions, conduct the research and develop a plan for implementing the study results.

Who can use this toolkit?
  • Health care service providers
  • Programme staff
  • Researchers
  • Decision-makers
  • Finance and administration officers
  • Media
Learn how to:
  • Identify barriers to implementation and formulate the research question
  • Make your case for funding
  • Set up a study design and appropriate methodologies
  • Plan the project (budget, personnel, timelines, monitoring and evaluation)
  • Collect, analyse and present research information
  • Develop a dissemination plan
  • Monitor and evaluate your research project

Over 200 researchers, academics, disease control programme managers, policy-makers, health administrators, communication scientists and journalists contributed to test and evaluate the toolkit. Major funding was provided by USAID, with additional support from the Implementation Research Platform at the World Health Organization.

Interested in using the toolkit for a workshop and would like assistance?

Contact: Olumide Ogundahunsi
E-mail: ogundahunsio@who.int

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