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Key steps and tips for performing market research in developing countries
An MIT student team shares what they learned after conducting comprehensive market research in Uganda

Following the completion of their Global Health Delivery Lab (ghdLAB) projects in Africa and India, we asked our MIT student teams to reflect on their ghdLAB project experience and share what they learned – insights, a how-to guide, best practice tips  – in ways that can be used by others undertaking similar work or facing similar issues in global health. We share their thoughts under the ‘management for the world’ (mftw) collection in the hopes that others will build on it in keeping with the creative commons license.

By Benjamin LO, Vijay PATEL, Lina SAYED, Grace CHEN

During our GHD project in the Spring of 2011, we were responsible for doing a comprehensive market research project for the CD4 diagnostics market in Uganda for Daktari Diagnostics. We used several tactics in order to get the information needed for our project.  As a result of our experiences, we developed the following key steps and tips for performing market research in developing countries. [click to continue…]

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mftw: reaching more for less – improving the distribution of information

June 9, 2011

A guide to identifying improvement opportunities in a distribution network Developed by an MIT student team after working with LoveLife in South Africa Following the completion of their Global Health Delivery Lab (ghdLAB) projects in Africa and India, we asked our MIT student teams to reflect on their ghdLAB project experience and share what they more »

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mftw: monitoring & evaluation for internal management

June 7, 2011

How can non-profits leverage donor-required M&E indicators for internal management? An MIT team shares a dashboard-style tool developed from their work with a community health program in rural Uganda Following the completion of their Global Health Delivery Lab (ghdLAB) projects in Africa and India, we asked our MIT student teams to reflect on their ghdLAB more »

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mftw: developing criteria for patient admittance and discharge

June 5, 2011

A criteria development framework for healthcare providers An MIT student team shares their method after working with a hospice in Kenya Following the completion of their Global Health Delivery Lab (ghdLAB) projects in Africa and India, we asked our MIT student teams to reflect on their ghdLAB project experience and share what they learned – more »

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mftw: 10 steps to successful delivery

May 26, 2011

Partnering for project success in global health An MIT student team describes their collaborative process and shares tips on conducting qualitative surveys on the field Following the completion of their Global Health Delivery Lab (ghdLAB) projects in Africa and India, we asked our MIT student teams to reflect on their ghdLAB project experience and share what more »

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mftw: developing a research function in a non-profit organization

May 25, 2011

Recommendations for thinking through and developing a research function An MIT team shares their thoughts after their experience with a non-profit organization in South Africa Following the completion of their Global Health Delivery Lab (ghdLAB) projects in Africa and India, we asked our MIT student teams to reflect on their ghdLAB project experience and share more »

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mftw: assessing point-of-care diagnostics for resource-limited settings

May 8, 2011

How can healthcare delivery organizations evaluate whether to invest in or use a point-of-care diagnostic? An MIT team present a framework developed during their project in rural in India Following the completion of their Global Health Delivery Lab (ghdLAB) projects in Africa and India, we asked our MIT student teams to reflect on their ghdLAB more »

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