• Yayehyirad Kitaw
  • Abraham Aseffa Armauer Hansen Research Institute




Evidence-based decision is crucial to maximize benefit from the limited resources available for health care. Quality evidence costs money. If research results are not translated into impactful practice, the resources, time and effort spent on investigations will be wasted.  Implementation is only possible if decision makers are informed of the evidence. Evidence is however not the only input that policy makers consider in their decisions. It is therefore critical to develop skills in effective communication to influence policy. One means of dissemination of research results to decision makers is writing well-crafted policy briefs. The article provides background and guidance on how to write good policy briefs in the Ethiopian context. Useful references are included for further reading.

Author Biography

Yayehyirad Kitaw



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How to Cite

Kitaw, Y., & Aseffa, A. (2017). PREPARING A POLICY BRIEF: REVIEW OF THE BASICS IN THE ETHIOPIAN CONTEXT. Ethiopian Medical Journal, 55(4). Retrieved from



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