Communities of practice: the missing link for knowledge management on implementation issues in low-income countries? [viewpoint]

B Meessen, S Kouanda, L Musango, F Richard, V Ridde, A Soucat

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    Abstract

    The implementation of policies remains a huge challenge in many low-income countries. Several factors play a role in this, but improper management of existing knowledge is no doubt a major issue. In this article, we argue that new platforms should be created that gather all stakeholders who hold pieces of relevant knowledge for successful policies. To build our case, we capitalize on our experience in our domain of practice, health care financing in sub-Saharan Africa. We recently adopted a community of practice strategy in the region. More in general, we consider these platforms as the way forward for knowledge management of implementation issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTropical Medicine and International Health
    Volume16
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)1007-1014
    Number of pages8
    ISSN1360-2276
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Health policy
    • National policies
    • Knowledge
    • Information transfer
    • Information management
    • Modeling
    • Health care financing
    • Platform
    • Implementation
    • Practices
    • User fees
    • Collaboration
    • Developing countries

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