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Table 2 Strengths and Weaknesses of development of the OHP as perceived by respondents

From: Development of oral health policy in Nigeria: an analysis of the role of context, actors and policy process

Strengths of policy process Weaknesses of policy process
Government support/political will Delayed approval by govt. of the agenda setting stage which delayed subsequent stages.
Available research evidence Lack of funding
Opportunity of a national Health Strategic Plan The time taken to generate and pull research evidence from different zones of the country.
Diverse group of stakeholders  
The leadership displayed by the OH secretariat  
Broad based participation and commitment of stakeholders  
Policy went through all the stages of approval in the national policy making process, despite delays.