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Assess your domestic evidence-support systems

The Evidence Commission's secretariat and its partners are conducting rapid evidence-support system assessments, or RESSAs, and sharing lessons learned through the RESSA Country Leads Group.  The goal in each country (national or sub-national regions) is to identify what is going well that needs to be systematized and scaled up, and what gaps should be prioritized to fill, and to work with government policymakers, organizational leaders, professionals and citizens to push for improvements.

In this rapid learning and improvement approach, we’re interested to work with partners who can commit to leading or co-leading an assessment in their country or region by relying on our tools and methods, and committing to sharing lessons learned with others through the RESSA Country Leads Group. 

To learn more about the RESSA approach, please refer to our procedures document and data collection template.

The key outputs of this work are a list of priorities (available in a briefing format, e.g., slide deck), shared back with your country or region, for what to systematize (or scale up) and what gaps to fill. We also propose convening a meeting, at the end of this assessment, with those who can champion this work within each country to develop a plan for formalizing and strengthening your evidence-support system.

While there is no formal cost for undertaking this work, we have designed a rapid learning approach to limit the ‘in kind’ demands on your time.

Please contact if you would like to learn more.

In the meantime, if you are looking for evidence to support decision-making, then here are some avenues for getting started:

  • COVID-END: The COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) helps those supporting decision-making about COVID-19 to find and use the best available evidence (i.e., to support the evidence-demand side of the pandemic response). COVID-END is a time-limited network that brings together more than 50 of the world’s leading evidence-synthesis, technology-assessment and guideline-development groups around the world. It covers the full spectrum of the pandemic response, from public-health measures and clinical management to health-system arrangements and economic and social responses. It also covers the full spectrum of contexts where the pandemic response is playing out, including low-, middle- and high-income countries. We invite you to learn more.
  • Health Systems Evidence
  • Social Systems Evidence
  • Producers of evidence-related global public goods 

Stay connected with the Evidence Commission to keep up-to-date with our work.