Instituto de Cooperación Social INTEGRARE (ICS Integrare) is a research Institute based in Barcelona, Spain. It was first established in 2006 and registered in early 2007. In January 2013, the institute registered as a not-for-profit entity in the UK.
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The institute works to reduce social inequalities and inequities that affect health, education and prosperity, with a particular emphasis on those impacted by lack of access to essential health services, including for reproductive and child health, aggravated by failing health systems and a deficient health workforce.
We undertake rigorous, peer-reviewed research, technical assistance and programme management to support evidence-based decision-making, knowledge transfer, accountability, and implementation of results, sustainability and advocacy. We strive to ensure that all research and activities can be utilised to improve health, education and prosperity.
We recognise the complexities of national and international governance structures and the many stakeholders who collectively constitute ‘global health’ and the international development architecture. Our approach builds on the inherent dynamics of these complex interactions: exploring the public-private, state-non-state, and north-south interactions that are present in development programming and implementation in order to maximise the synergies of all stakeholders.
The focus of our research has increasingly centred on our four areas of excellence, and their inter-connected nature.
We explore the interactions between and across these areas, including the influences of global health governance (including global health initiatives and partnerships), aid effectiveness and the aid architecture. We provide support to results-based programming with theory of change models and undertake results-oriented monitoring and evaluation to describe “results stories”.
Recognising the need to promote evidence-based decision-making, accountability and results we have continuously sought to ensure that all research is grounded in the logic of the ‘Results Chain’ and can be utilised to address the outcomes and impact resulting from development programming.
The Institute provides its clients with a commitment to quality and delivery, implementing a rigorous quality assurance system that includes peer review from our in-house team and external support. We utilise communication and e-tools to enable online knowledge management and effective collaboration, implement workflows, and share information to ensure that the results of research and/or technical assistance programmes are shared amongst our team and collaborating partners.
Call to governments, public and private sector partners to Invest – Educate – Regulate – Support. A new declaration by the representatives of various organisations, including ICS Integrare, at the second Global Midwifery Symposium.
ICS Integrare reviewed all government commitments in support of the “Every Woman, Every Child” campaign and identified action statements along the continuum of care through pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum/postnatal period. We present those that fall within the scope of practice of midwifery below; this data is made available in support of the International Day of the Midwife.
Petra ten Hoope-Bender, the Institute’s RMNCH director, will be presenting at the 5th Annual Virtual International Day of the Midwife. This is a FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE which presents online events every hour for 24 hours on the 5th May – starting from 10.00 New Zealand time. All are welcome including midwives, students and anyone interested in birth and maternity care.