Commentary in Global Health: Science and Practice. Key messages:
- Implementation aims to develop strategies for available or new health interventions in order to improve access to, and the use of, these interventions by the populations in need. research (IR) is an emerging research area that helps research and public health programs achieve (i) The total, direct and indirect, effects of a programme, service or institution on a health status and overall health and socio‐economic development. (ii) Positive or negative at scale. We sought to collate and share health research funders’ experiences with funding of IR activities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
- We identified and grouped the funders’ strategies into 7 approaches that are considered important when supporting IR in LMICs.
- Our analysis offers broad direction and guidance to funding agencies and related partner organizations on important elements to consider when funding and implementing IR in LMICs. Ultimately, this work could help improve the impact of research investments in LMICs.