Strengthening health research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is a recognised way to advance health and development. Systematic evidence on the effectiveness of different approaches remains limited however, as their complexity and diversity make monitoring and evaluation (M&E) difficult. Beginning in 2011 research explored how M&E of health research capacity strengthening (RCS) takes place. Working in partnership with the ESSENCE in Health Research Initiative, researchers used mixed methods to look at the frameworks, indicators and processes that support M&E of health RCS. This paper (3 in a series of 3) presents findings from research about indicators used in evaluations of health research capacity strengthening.
The other papers in this series are: