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Scoping exercise of policies, funding trends, advocacy entry-points and stakeholders on global health research and development in the African Union
Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW)
Field of Expertise:
Development Cooperation; Global financing / trust funds; Global financing / trust funds; Health Research and Information; Health Research; Health Systems Research
Narrative description of project:
For this project hera carried out a scoping exercise of policies, funding trends, advocacy entry-points and stakeholders on global health research and development in the African Union on behalf of the Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW).
The overarching goal of the project was to provide accurate information as well as strategic considerations and recommendations to inform decisions about future advocacy strategy in the area of Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases (PRND) Research and Development (R&D) in the context of the African Union.
The project aimed at achieving two main objectives:
1. Provide evidence on African Union (continental and regional bodies) and partner engagement on global health research and development, particularly regarding poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases (PNTDs).
2. Provide strategic as well as operational considerations, for advocacy including entry points, inform DSW advocacy with the African Union and actual or potential key partners, including the European Union.
Description of services provided:
The team used a mixed methods approach comprising a kick-off meeting, desk-based landscape analysis, interviews of Key Informants (KI), an internal analysis process and regular exchange with the DSW team to draft the present report. More specifically, the mission involved several activities including : i) research and desk review, ii) intense interview process, iii) synthesis of interviews, iv) drafting, including internal review, v) regular interaction with the client and vi) final presentation and discussion of the final report with the client (2019).