Capacity development

We are working towards strengthening the capacity of RESYST members to produce high-quality and innovative health policy and systems research (HPSR); and the ability of health policymakers and managers to use research evidence in the formulation and implementation of policies.

Our capacity development activities will include:   

Individual learning

  • Support to researchers through mentoring and structured opportunities to share experiences and offer advice

  • Development of a peer-review system and assistance in the development of research proposals

  • Strengthening research skills through writing workshops, short training courses and support for applications to post-graduate study

  • Strengthening health policy and systems research training programmes aimed at health policymakers and managers

Organisational development

  • Facilitate the development of a “business model” that will account for the full cost of managing HPSR groups 

  • Support for HPSR group level planning and continuous professional development activities 

Creating a community of practice in Health Policy and Systems Research

  • Facilitate national and regional level engagement among the broader HPSR community, including knowledge synthesis workshops to bring communities together 

  • Support the development of RESYST members HPSR teaching programmes  

  • Engaging, as a Consortium, with international developments in the field