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Voluntary agreements between government and business—A scoping review of the literature with specific reference to the Public Health Responsibility Deal

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  • Bryden, Anna
  • Petticrew, Mark
  • Mays, Nicholas
  • Eastmure, Elizabeth
  • Knai, Cecile

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A scoping review was conducted to synthesise the findings of evaluations of voluntary agreements between business and government. It aimed to summarise the types of agreements that exist, how they work in practice, the conditions for their success and how they had been evaluated.

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  • Bryden, Anna & Petticrew, Mark & Mays, Nicholas & Eastmure, Elizabeth & Knai, Cecile, 2013. "Voluntary agreements between government and business—A scoping review of the literature with specific reference to the Public Health Responsibility Deal," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 110(2), pages 186-197.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:110:y:2013:i:2:p:186-197
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.02.009
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