This blog relates to the Evidence Synthesis Research Award report and summary across health related research, from 122 research grants awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005. The ESRA report was written by Sridhar Venkatapuram, King’s College London, Adam Coutts, University of Cambridge and Pooja Mall, consultant.

The research has deepened understanding in how non health services focused projects–such as those on social protection and education–also have potential links and relevance for health. The evidence reviewed, therefore, also provides a guide for non-health sector policy makers and practitioners.