Tag: Research methods

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Health systems research in fragile and conflict affected states: a qualitative study of associated challenges

This 2017 ReBUILD paper seeks an understanding of the challenges of conducting health systems research in fragile and conflict-affected settings


Health systems research in fragile and conflict-affected states: a research agenda-setting exercise

This paper reports on a research needs setting exercise carried out by the HSG Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (TWG-FCAS).


Experiences of using life histories with health workers in post-conflict and crisis settings: methodological reflections

This paper examines the ReBUILD programme’s experience of using life histories to explore health system trajectories coming out of conflict through the eyes of health workers. The paper shows how life histories with health staff can be a very powerful tool, particularly in contexts where routine data sources are absent or weak, and where health workers constitute a marginalized community.


Synthesis report research tools – Rebuilding adolescent girls lives: mental health and psychosocial support in conflict-affected Gaza Liberia and Sri Lanka

This output details the data collection instruments relating to the ReBUILD synthesis report with the same title


Using life histories to explore gendered experiences of conflict in Gulu District, northern Uganda: Implications for post-conflict health reconstruction

This article discusses how the life histories approach was used to explore how the 20-year conflict in northern Uganda transformed people’s lives. Presenting the experiences of 47 men and women before, during and after the war in northern Uganda, and how gender and power(lessness) shaped their experiences, it explores the implications for health care reconstruction.


How to identify and manage opportunities for ‘user-voice’ as part of research uptake strategies

Presentation given at the ResUpMeetUp Training Exchange on February 12th 2015


Using life histories to understand and support health systems and their resilience

Presentation given during a skills-building session on the use of life histories in health systems research, given at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in VAncouver, 15th November 2016


Benefits of Social Network Analysis for District Performance Assessment

This brief gives an overview and an assessment of the Social Network Analysis tool for assessing district health sector performance in Uganda.


Aid Effectiveness assessment

This brief outlines the approach used and conclusions from part of the ReBUILD’s Aid Effectiveness research in northern Uganda. It concludes that the tool developed for sub-national assessment of aid effectiveness is fit for the purpose. Negotiating priorities and clear communication especially between fundholders and service providers are areas that still need attention if the alignment… Read more


Data collection on rural posting /deployment of health workers in post crisis settings: A case of rural Zimbabwe

Poster from ReBUILD’s health worker deployment study in Zimbabwe, presented at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 16th-18th November, Vancouver, Canada


Scripts to Support Group Model Building; A Guide for Participatory Systems Analysis

This Guide for Participatory Systems Analysis documents twelve of the specific guides or ‘scripts’ that were found most valuable during the three case studies for ReBUILD’s affiliate research project on health systems resilience conducted by Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.


Mental health and psychosocial service provision for adolescent girls in post-conflict settings

Literature review on methodologies & understanding mental health & psychosocial services for adolescent girls in post-conflict settings


Improving deployment systems for health workers in remote and rural areas: Project Protocol Summary

This document is a summary of the protocol for ReBUILD’s research on deployment systems for health workers in remote and rural areas. It details the approach used for this research in the two study countries. You can download the document here.


Literature Review on Needs Based Resource Allocation

Background literature review to inform field work protocol to develop a resource allocation formula for public health resources in Zimbabwe.


Exchanging experience between Cambodia and Uganda using life histories

Video discussion on using life histories as a method: an exchange of experience between Cambodia and Uganda


Use of qualitative research methods and health systems research in post conflict contexts

Notes from a 2013 ReBUILD meeting on the challenges encountered when undertaking qualitative research in post-conflict contexts