The evaluation of interventions is a fundamental part of a research agenda that is focused, applied and contributes to evidence building. Intervention research involves developing, testing and evaluating the effectiveness of intervention strategies. It also covers translational research which studies the process of disseminating evidence-based approaches across different sites, including the testing of ‘scaled-up’ programs. This area of work is of immediate relevance to policy, and involves program monitoring and health systems research.
PANORG’s work in intervention research involves:
* synthesis and summaries of evidence to guide intervention design and planning
* conducting evaluation studies and other intervention research studies
* providing advice on evaluation tools and methods
WHO (2009) Interventions on Diet and Physical Activity: what works. Summary Report.