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
Open this folder and view contentsII. Background on the research project
Close this folderIII. Second workshop
View the document1. Aim and objectives
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View the document3. Method of work and proceedings
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
View the documentAnnex 6: Consolidated tables
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1. Aim and objectives

The aim of the workshop was to review the results of the different research projects, to solve methodological problems and to prepare a plan for the finalization and dissemination of the research findings.

The specific objectives were:

• To provide methodological support to the research teams in order to improve the research findings.

• To review the results in relation to the overall research objectives, namely:

- 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.

• To assess the two methods used in the research: standardized indicators and political mapping in terms of usefulness, reliability, ease of implementation, etc.

• To prepare a plan for the next steps, including the dissemination of the findings.

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