Evidence Commission

Decisions informed by best evidence for responding to societal challenges

Why now?

  • COVID-19 has created a once-in-a-generation focus on evidence among governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations, many types of professionals, and citizens
  • Their decisions have shaped the pandemic response and will shape responses to future societal challenges
  • The pandemic has fast-tracked collaboration among decision-makers and researchers, but drawing from a range of types of evidence to inform decision-making is not yet routine

Our independent panel of commissioners will produce a report with recommendations for ways to better meet the evidence needs of decision-makers in routine times and in future global crises.

How will the Evidence Commission build on and complement past work?

How will the Evidence Commission build on and complement past work

The Evidence Commission will consider many types of challenges, decisions and evidence.

The Evidence Commission will consider many types of challenges, decisions and evidence.


Armed with the world’s best evidence, decision-makers can more effectively respond to societal challenges. Our audience are people who make or can influence decisions about whether and how evidence is used to address societal challenges.