Implementation Research Platform

Launch of the Implementation Research Guide

9 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland: The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research launched today the Implementation Research in Health: A Practical Guide.

Billions are spent on health innovations, but very little on how best to apply them in real-world settings. Despite the importance of implementation research, it continues to be a neglected field of study, partly because of a lack of understanding regarding what it is and what it offers. Intended for newcomers to the field, those already conducting implementation research, and those with responsibility for implementing programmes, this guide provides an introduction to basic implementation research concepts and briefly outlines what it involves, and describes the many exciting opportunities that it presents.