French-language launch of the Evidence Commission report
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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. Now is the time to systematize the aspects of using evidence that are going well and address the many shortfalls, which means creating the capacities, opportunities and motivation to use evidence to address societal challenge, and putting in place the structures and processes to sustain them. Other societal challenges - from educational achievement to health-system performance to climate change – need a similarly renewed focus on best evidence. For those seeking to use evidence to address societal challenges, legitimacy needs to be earned and then actively maintained. The Global Commission on Evidence to Address Societal Challenges was convened to support people in this vital work.
The launch event for the French-language launch of the report featured insights from Commissioner Maureen Smith (a citizen leader and Chair of the Cochrane Consumer Network Executive), Rémi Quirion (Chief Scientist of Québec and President of the International Network for Government Science Advice) and secretariat member François-Pierre Gauvin.