Rachael Hinton, Corinne Armstrong, Eriana Asri, Klaus Baesel, Sarah Barnett, Carla Blauvelt, Saidatul Norbaya Bt Buang, Louise Bury, Jai K. Das, Jennifer Franz-Vasdek, Helia Molina Milman, John Murray, Susana Palma, Ilona Renner, Marion Roche, Victoria Saint, Sarah Simpson, Lucy Singh, Diana Vaca McGhie, Daria Ukhova, Jetske van Dijk, Silvia Xinico, Helga Fogstad, Wendy Graham, and Shyama Kuruvilla.

Published: February 1, 2021


This paper draws on the 12-country study series on multisector collaboration (MSC) for health and sustainable development, in which the Indonesia WIFA Multisector Collaboration was part of (published in the BMJ in 2018). This paper recommends several points for considerations on MSC research, for example how one size fits all does not apply to MSC, the importance to highlight political nature of partnership and collaboration such as how MSC are framed, coordinated, resourced, and measured. Acknowledging the dynamic process of the MSC, it is essential to conduct stakeholders’ analysis to better understand the diverse ways of working and how each sector contribute to common goal. And lastly, definition of success in MSC goes beyond standard health development indicators and needs to include the process and dynamic of collaboration itself.