The challenge of bridging the gap between researchers and policy makers: experiences of a health policy research group in engaging policy makers to su

2020-01-21 africa connect globalization and health integrating evidence for decision-making learns nigeria

Getting research into policy and practice (GRIPP) is a process of going from research evidence to decisions and action. To integrate research findings into the policy making process and to communicate research findings to policymakers is a key challenge world-wide. This paper reports the experiences of a research group in a Nigerian university when seeking to ‘do’ GRIPP, and the important features and challenges of this process within the African context