Who we are

The Global Commission on Evidence to Address Societal Challenges, or the Global Evidence Commission, is only possible thanks to many dedicated volunteers and staff. They include:

The Global Evidence Commission Implementation Council, which serves as a vehicle for promoting, contributing to and/or leading efforts to implement the Global Evidence Commission’s 24 recommendations and three implementation priorities. The implementation council includes many partners from the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) that spurred the creation of and supported the work of the Global Evidence Commission.

The Rapid Evidence-Support System Assessment (RESSA) Country Leads Group, which advances the Global Evidence Commission’s implementation priority to strengthen domestic evidence-support systems by sharing lessons learned from participating countries and taking action based on what is learned. 

The Global Evidence Producers Group, which advances the Global Evidence Commission’s implementation priority to enhance the global evidence architecture by discussing opportunities to improve coordination and reduce duplication and ways to engage funders and donors in these opportunities.

The Citizen Leadership Group, which advances the Global Evidence Commission's implementation priority to put evidence at the centre of everyday life by providing a forum for citizen leaders and leaders of citizen-serving organizations to shape thinking and action.

The 25 Commissioners, who brought their diverse points of view to create a report that speaks to the many different types of people who make or can influence decisions about whether and how evidence is used to address societal challenges. The formal role of Commissioners took place between June 2021 and January 2022, ending with the release of the report.

The Funders, and Translation teams who gave generously to make the report available in seven languages. 

The Secretariat, based in Canada and housed at the McMaster Health Forum, which is known for its agility, collaborative spirit, and impact orientation.