The report examines MHPSS research published over the past decade, asking:
- What has the evidence contributed to the public health evidence base?
- How has it influenced programming and policy in humanitarian settings?
- How has the research agenda been advanced?
The full report and short 4pp brief can be found here.
Findings are that over the past decade the body of relevant MHPSS research has increased significantly. However, the impact of research on programming and policies is less well evidenced, as is engagement in research by practitioners at national or community level. MHPSS implementation research was largely still found to be top-down rather than responsive to needs on the ground.
The report presents recommendations for the MHPSS research-practice community, as well as proposing approaches which funders and researchers can implement to increase the uptake and impact of MHPSS research on policy, programming and practice.