How and why does scale-up happen?
Through two rounds of qualitative, in-depth interviews this piece of research looked at what actions help, as well as the contextual factors that influence efforts to catalyse the scale-up of donor-funded maternal and newborn health innovations. In a second round three successfully scaled innovations were selected for case studies.
Dr Neil Spicer is an Assistant Professor in Global Health Policy at the Department of Global Health and Development and has 15 years experience of qualitative health policy and systems research in the UK and low- and middle-income countries. Neil is currently leading a qualitative component of IDEAS to explore the scale-up and sustainability of health innovations in Ethiopia, north-east Nigeria and Uttar Pradesh State, India.