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On 22 and 23 November 2010, the Unit of Health Care Management, Department of Public Health (ITM), organised an international expert meeting on theory-driven evaluation.
About 15 researchers presented research and evaluations and discussed the methodological challenges of realist evaluation, theory-driven evaluation and realist synthesis in health systems research.
In total 30 researchers, policymakers and programme managers attended the workshop.
This theory-driven inquiry website is developed by the Health Care Management Unit of the Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and the Development Policy & Practice Unit of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam. We collaborate on the development and implementation of theory-driven inquiry in health systems research, and aim at stimulating a better understanding of the advantages of this approach among both researchers and policymakers. To this end, we are engaged in a number of research and evaluation studies that use TD inquiry principles.
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