Comparative analysis

Comparative analysis within and between regions and study sites is an explicit goal of the IHACC program and will lead to broader generalizations of the vulnerabilities of health systems than those pertaining directly to the research regions and communities. Moreover, it will identify adaptation best practice and transferable lessons between and within regions. The research program has been designed with this in mind, building upon a framework develop during pilot research. Key principles include:

  • The use of a consistent conceptual, methodological, and intervention approach across regions and communities, structured using a vulnerability approach
  • Focus on cross cutting health foci (food and water security, vector-born disease), themes, and objectives
  • Use of a comparative analysis matrix, a preliminary version of which was developed during pilot research
  • Annual review during project meetings of progress of different teams
  • Annual reporting on comparative analysis progress
  • Regular project update through conference calls
  • Student exchanges
  • Visiting professorships
  • Holding meetings in the study regions