Jose Siri and David Tan
Experiences with a systems approach to urban health and wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific region underline the need to:
1.Understand and underscore the centrality of health in development by formalizing links between health and other sectors.
2.Move beyond simple indicators to a recognition of the consequences of complexity, and particularly of the dynamics of causal feedback loops.
3.Identify important cross-sectoral synergies and tradeoffs.
4.Promote inter- and trans-disciplinarity in science through new funding and evaluation criteria.
5.Create mechanisms and structures to improve the science/policy interface.
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