In answer to this thread, I agree that the job of communicating research output to the relevant stakeholders takes more than the effort of one person. What has worked for us in one of my past project was the involvement of all stakeholders - government, CSOs, NGOs, queen mothers and chiefs etc right from the inception to the end of the project. When the final results were released, we did an abridged version and shared this with all the people who were part of the process. As we engaged on different platforms - workshops, national forums etc, we were eventually called to present the findings to the Vice president of Ghana. We still published several papers and book chapters but what made the impact was making the information less technical and more accessible to those who needed it the most - policymakers.
Ama Pokuaa Fenny, PhD
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Tel: +233 261563405
HIFA profile: Ama Pokuaa Fenny is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. She is a health economist whose research focuses on the evaluation of health and development programs in low- and middle-income country settings. In these settings, she studies the role of health financing strategies in offering social protection to vulnerable groups, targeted health system strategies to improve health seeking behavior and costing and cost-effectiveness methods that address efficiency of health programmes. Her current research focuses on the evaluation of child and adolescent health interventions and the integration of governmental policies into service delivery systems in Africa. At ISSER, Dr. Fenny provides leadership and oversight to projects involving research, project implementation, technical assistance and policy advocacy across a range of subjects. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Communicating health research. https://www.hifa.org/support/members/ama amafenny AT yahoo.co.uk