McGill Global Health Programs and the Université de Montréal Chair REALISME (Interventional applied research in global health and equity) held on last April 20th, 2017, a Global Health Workshop, Methods For Implementation Science in Global Health, at McGill University. The purpose was to try to understand why do interventions work in one “real world” setting and not another.  

Implementation science is not implementation research (use of evidence for intervention); it’s about mobilizing theories, concepts and methods to better understand what, why, and how interventions work in a “real world” setting (Ridde V. BMJ Glob Health 2016;1:e000115). But it is easier said than done!

This half-day workshop was an opportunity to learn how to mobilize specifics methods to study the implementation of global health interventions. The workshop was divided in 3 parts. After an introductory lecture, the second part was organised around a series of short (8-10’ talk) presentations by students and researchers who focused on methods used and put forward their reflexive thinking about using these methods. The second part consisted of experts table session where participants had the opportunity to discuss and share experience with each of the presenters. You can find below all the materials presented in the first part of this workshop.


1-Process evaluation:

2-Fidelity/adaptation evaluation:

3-Context/process/outcome (Realist Evaluation):

4-Unintended outcomes and heterogeneity:

5-Ownership and Sustainability: