Comparative Analysis of National Drug Policies - Second Workshop Geneva, 10-13 June 1996 - EDM Research Series No. 025
(1997; 175 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentExecutive summary
View the documentI. Introduction
Close this folderII. Background on the research project
View the document1. Research questions and objectives of the study
View the document2. Study approach and research tools
View the document3. Project past activities
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Open this folder and view contentsIV. Preliminary findings
Open this folder and view contentsV. Conclusions of the workshop and follow-up plans
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 1: Research proposal
View the documentAnnex 2: List of participants
View the documentAnnex 3: Agenda
View the documentAnnex 4: Questionnaire on NDP performance assessment
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 5: Achievements of the national drug policies in the 12 countries
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1. Research questions and objectives of the study

The overall goal of the research is to assess the performance of national pharmaceutical policies - focusing on policy process and policy outputs:

The principal research question that the project seeks to answer is:

Have national drug policies (whether they exist as explicit policy documents, or are implicit in government actions) been successful in achieving the goals of availability, accessibility, good quality, and rational use of essential drugs? Why or why not?

The specific objectives of the research are:

• to identify strengths, weaknesses, and political dimensions of pharmaceutical policy formulation and implementation within each country;

• to propose explanations for cross national variations in performance; and

• to propose effective strategies, both national and international, that can improve pharmaceutical policy implementation.

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