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Table 1 Summary of roles of stakeholders in KT related to health policy development in Uganda

From: The roles and influence of actors in the uptake of evidence: the case of malaria treatment policy change in Uganda

Stakeholder Roles Challenges to overcome Links that need to be built
CSOs -Uptake of evidence in policy development and implementation -Need skills in navigating the political terrain, networking, and engaging policymakers -Links among CSOs, researchers, and policymakers
-Dissemination of evidence -Must be provided with clear and simplified formats to avoid misrepresenting the evidence
-Advocating for evidence implementation -Must be funded independently of the government  
Policymakers -Uptake of evidence in policy development -Capacity to synthesise evidence -Links between policymakers and researchers
-Establishing platforms for KT and playing a leadership role   
Media -Dissemination of evidence -Need to be provided with evidence in simplified and preferably written formats -Links between researchers and the media
Parliamentarians -Dissemination of evidence -Require targeted dissemination to parliamentarians -Links among researchers and parliamentarians
-Community mobilisation  
Communities -Participation in research processes -Putting into place community structures to enable their participation in research processes -Links between communities and researchers
Donors -Funding research and implementation of evidence -Governments must establish structures for developing research agendas through inclusive participatory partnerships  
Researchers -Evidence generation -Focusing on academic interests  
  1. Source: Nabyonga Orem et al. [30].