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Table 2 Application of equity-centred principles to qualitative content analysis

From: Assessing how global health partnerships function: an equity-informed critical interpretive synthesis

Equity-centred principle Application questions integrated into analysis
Partner authentically Do authors situate their GHP in the context of equity?
How do authors discuss equity issues inherent to their GHP?
How do authors assess issues of power in their partnership?
Foster inclusion What do authors describe doing to address inclusion of different partners?
How do authors describe responding to issues of power in their partnership?
How do daily practices proactively promote the involvement and participation of people who are historically marginalized (e.g., inclusion of equity-seeking populations)?
Create shared benefits How do authors assess the ways in which different groups are benefitting from the partnership?
How are the needs of different partners understood?
How was the distribution of benefits assessed?
Plan with a commitment to the future How do authors explore long-term partnering (versus project-focused or short-term partnering)?
How do authors situate the GHP in context of contributing to a more equitable future?
Respond to causes of inequities How do authors consider and/or address the causes (and the roots of these causes) of inequities related to the issues of focus in the partnership?
How do authors assess the ways in which the partnership itself can respond to causes of inequities, either in its process or outcomes?
Practice humility How do authors explore positionality (e.g., who any one person or organization is, in the context of the work) and power in their partnership?
How do authors position or describe the roles and contexts of the  North and the South in the partnership?
What positions of ‘knowing’ or ‘authority’ are described in the partnership?
How is learning from others assessed in the partnership?