Research Framework

The guiding research questions for the Speedometer include:

  1. How long does it take to introduce and scale-up health interventions in low- and middle-income countries?
  2. What makes the process of launch and scale go faster or slower?
  3. What are the most important factors for launch and scale at the global and country level?

By collecting quantitative and qualitative data on a wide range of interventions, the Speedometer Initiative will identify milestones and key variables that could accelerate or impede scale-up, providing a more uniform, consistent set of metrics that show success across categories.

Through the process, the Speedometer will create a more consistent data framework that will inform future data collection efforts.

More information on the Speedometer database will be provided when it launches in 2020.

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Research Framework

Health Topics

The Speedometer will study a variety of interventions relating to the following health topics:

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Maternal
and Child Health
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Infectious
Diseases
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Neglected
Tropical Diseases
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Non-Communicable
Diseases
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Trauma and
Injuries

Research Framework

Intervention Categories

The Speedometer will include research on a variety of categories of interventions, including but not limited to:

Pills
Drugs
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Devices
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Diagnostics
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Supplementation / Fortification
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Behavioral
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Service Delivery
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Surgical