Discussion on commonly used key terms is essential so that one can avoid mis-translation. Words used may be the same but meanings may differ in contexts
Research designs, tools of measurement, plans of analyses, etc all these steps should be centralized. They need to be developed together with partner research collaborators and variations, adaptations and derivations due to local conditions that can be reasoned and articulated
The agencies that fund research have their priorities distributed in themes – geographic, economic, cultural, health and disease, etc. It is a challenge to have resources available for International Research that will not have local benefit. Social Work concerns have an International appeal for research and the scope for development.
SW research can have better chances at resource generation if it links with multi disciplinary teams.
Recognition of commonalities and differences in Utilization of research for policy formalization, review and change in different countries to value the knowledge of policies for service delivery systems in different political, economic and welfare states provide learning experience.
UN Conventions and millennium development goals provide overarching objectives for comparative policy research collaborations.
The evidences of different nations on how to communicate with policy planners is a value for international collaborative work.