Specific considerations for research on the effectiveness of multisectoral collaboration: methods and lessons from 12 country case studies

The researchers identify four considerations that are unique to Multisectoral Collaboration (MSC) research in the context of COVID-19 and beyond:

1) use theoretical frameworks to frame research questions as relevant to all sectors and to facilitate theoretical generalizability and evolution;

2) specifically incorporate sectoral analysis into MSC research methods;

3) develop a core set of research questions, using mixed methods and contextual adaptations as needed, with agreement on criteria for research rigor;

4) identify shared indicators of success and failure across sectors to assess MSCs.

BMC:Globalization and Health

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