The Consumer Perspective - A Consultation with Senior Health Officials from Developing Countries on Standards of Evidence for Reproductive and Maternal Health Care
From February 9-11 2016, the Population Council (through the Evidence Project and the STEP UP consortium) and the High Impact Practices (HIP) Collaboration, together with other partners, held the third and final in a series of meetings on Standards of Evidence for Reproductive and Maternal Health Care at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center.
The meeting brought together developing country decision-makers to vet, from the research “consumer” perspective, recommendations from the second consultation on research design and methodologies, and to elicit further recommendations on how to better generate and package evidence to meet the needs of decision-makers. Also in attendance at the Bellagio meeting were donors, multi-lateral organizations, and researchers from the second consultation, so that they could better understand the decision-makers’ perspectives and to forge connections between “producers” and “consumers” of evidence. The meeting report contains a summary of the meeting and the recommendations that emerged.