Context and Other Factors (C-1 through C-4)
C-1 Other factors (not mentioned before) that facilitated the conduct of the research project, and that hindered the conduct of the research project.”
Situations that helped complete the activity might be: strong research capacity in the counterpart organization, powerful local person or donor intent on getting answers, good relationship between researchers and program staff, or others.
C-2 Other factors (not mentioned before) that facilitated the utilization of results and hindered the utilization of results.
This indicator refers to situations that encourage the translation of the results into programmatic actions at the field level. For example, dissemination of results coincides with the planning cycle for a new program initiative or strategy; the intervention is a good match with the organization; and a committed individual continues to provide technical assistance or to promote the intervention beyond the project end.
C-3 Other factors (not mentioned before) that hindered the conduct of the research project
Events beyond the control of the researchers and their collaborators in local organizations may impede a study’s implementation. Such factors range from contraceptive stockouts, inter-organizational or interpersonal conflicts, or financial difficulties to political changes, civil unrest, or natural disasters.
C-4 Other factors (not mentioned before) that hindered the utilization of results
Situations that limit the incorporation of research results into policy or programs may also be beyond the control of researchers and their collaborators. Some examples are the intended population opposes the intervention (e.g., believes that contraceptives cause sterility); local authorities for political reasons veto a proposed initiative or change in service delivery; or the health system is restructured.