Operations research

Health Partners International implements operational research initiatives with the aim of developing solutions which strengthen health system stewardship and improve health service uptake and delivery.

Information gained through operations research drives change both from the community ‘demand-side’ and service ‘supply side’.  It helps stimulate greater community ownership of local health agendas, support advocacy, where we aim to increase service acceptability and accountability, and the development of new and innovative policies, programmatic approaches and service delivery mechanisms.

Operations research can be used as a lever for changing institutional relationships, organisational alignment and basic decision-making processes. Work conducted by HPI and partners like Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, in several countries revealed institutional weaknesses, specifically in the fragile structures of stewardship of health services.