Strengthening the ecosystem for health policy and systems research for health systems strengthening in Asia

Co-Creation Series

Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is essential to evidence-based decision-making as countries work to strengthen their health systems. Limited evidence-translation capacity among health policy and systems research institutions (HPSRIs) or weak links between researchers and decision makers can present significant challenges for countries as they work toward achieving universal health coverage.

This program supports HPSRIs, learning platforms, training programs, and other stakeholders through a co-creation process to establish a shared vision of a stronger HPSR ecosystem, develop action plans to carry out that vision, and execute them.

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Recent co-creation highlights

From February 2022-May 2022, co-creators held a series of discussions with policymakers, community service organizations, and funders to discuss their role in the research agenda setting process. Watch a highlight from that discussion below. To watch the full series, visit our research agenda setting page.

Action Groups

The Accelerator launched action groups steered by the series’ participants, to support the development of identified tools and products, and provide a means for learning and sharing across these action groups. These action groups co-developed actionable ideas to advance the shared vision. Visit the Action tab to learn more.

If you are interested in learning more, or joining one of the action groups, please visit or e-mail Leah List (


The Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) launched a series of convenings in May – June 2021 to help HPSRIs and other stakeholders identify a common vision and generate actionable ideas to improve access to resources and training needed to effectively support the generation, translation and use of evidence in policy and implementation.

Click here to learn more about these convenings and visit the resources page to access the vision, action plans and other materials developed during the series.


The co-creation process has been informed by a landscaping analysis conducted by the Accelerator. The analysis included interviews with eight HPSRIs selected to represent the diversity of HPSRI organizational types, funding models, experiences, and perspectives.

Read it here.