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Contextual influences on the role of evidence in health policy development: what can we learn from six policies in India and Nigeria?

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Tolib MirzoevUniversity of Leeds, UK

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Mahua DasUniversity of Leeds, UK

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Bassey EbensoUniversity of Leeds, UK

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Benjamin UzochukwuUniversity of Nigeria, Nigeria

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Bindiya RawatAssociation for Stimulating Know How, India

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Lucie BlokKIT-Health, Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands

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Giuliano RussoNova University of Lisbon, Portugal

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Bang-on ThepthienMahidol University, Thailand

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Reinhard HussUniversity of Leeds, UK

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This study explored macro, meso and micro-level influences on the role of evidence in the development of six health policies in India and Nigeria. Macro-level influences included adoption of international agreements, movement towards evidence-informed policymaking, committed country leadership and resource environment. At meso level, national actors drove policy processes with support from the international actors. Micro-level influences included individual values, interests and evidence preferences. Factors at three levels are interrelated. Greater understanding of contextual influences can provide a platform for adapting to, or managing, these influences to improve the evidence-informed nature of health policymaking.

Tolib MirzoevUniversity of Leeds, UK

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Mahua DasUniversity of Leeds, UK

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Bassey EbensoUniversity of Leeds, UK

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Benjamin UzochukwuUniversity of Nigeria, Nigeria

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Bindiya RawatAssociation for Stimulating Know How, India

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Lucie BlokKIT-Health, Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands

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Giuliano RussoNova University of Lisbon, Portugal

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Bang-on ThepthienMahidol University, Thailand

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Reinhard HussUniversity of Leeds, UK

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