The growth of health policy analysis institutions in Uganda and Tanzania

The growth of health policy analysis institutions in Uganda and Tanzania

Author: Alex Jones
External authors: Angella Nanyanzi, Fred Lwilla

National health policy analysis institutions can be a critical part of the process of moving from evidence to policy and implementation. They can provide an in-depth understanding of local contexts, connect various actors in a given field, and carry out analysis and knowledge brokerage activities.

This report presents the results from interviews with representatives of 16 national health policy analysis institutions: eight in Uganda and eight in Tanzania. The interview questions focused on two dimensions of institutional capacity: networks and resources. We wanted to understand how such institutions are growing, and what they are growing into.