Knowledge exchange strategies: co-production, embedding, knowledge broker, boundary organisation

17 October, 2018

(with thanks to Gabriele Bammer and Evidence Based Policy in Development Network)

See the blog post by Chris Cvitanovic:

"How can we improve knowledge exchange among scientists and decision-makers to facilitate evidence informed decision-making? Of course there is no one size fits all approach, but here I outline four strategies that could be adapted and implemented across different contexts: (i) knowledge co-production, (ii) embedding, (iii) knowledge brokers, and (iv) boundary organisations..."

Comment (Neil PW): I would highlight also the importance of high-quality systematic reviews and local research, and bringing these together to provide the best possible, contextualised evidence for evidence-informed policymaking and practice. Indeed, this synthesis could be held to be the essence of evidence-informed policymaking and practice. Thanks to TDR, WHO and The Lancet, we have explored these issues in-depth on HIFA.

Best wishes, Neil

Let's build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare information - Join HIFA:

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - ), a global community with more than 18,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on five global forums in three languages. He also currently chairs the Dgroups Foundation (, which supports 800 communities of practice on international development, health and social justice. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: