The Research, Evidence and Development Initiative (READ-It): evidence synthesis for sustainable development

READ-It is UK aid-funded research and development that has a single key performance indicator (KPI): Increased number of evidence-informed decisions by global, regional, and national decision makers that benefit the poor, including women.

The key outputs are:

  • high quality, up-to-date, relevant Cochrane or related systematic reviews;
  • products that contribute to knowledge uptake, including dissemination products; institutional partnerships to develop policy guidance; and bespoke training programmes linked to improving review output or knowledge uptake;
  • partners and collaborators with increased competence in high quality evidence synthesis and applying it to policy.

Project Partners

Africa Lead South Africa Stellenbosch University (Deputy Director: Taryn Young), and
  Partners South Africa Medical Research Council (joint partnership with Stellenbosch University)
  Zambia University of Zambia
Asia Partners India Campbell Collaboration – New Delhi office
  India International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) – South-East Asia Regional Office (USEA)
  Sri Lanka University of Colombo
Europe Global lead UK Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Director: Paul Garner)1; READ-It Management office, and Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) incorporating HIV/AIDS
Partner UK EPPI-Centre, University College London (UCL)
Norway Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC)

1. WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence Synthesis for Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Funding acknowledgment

READ-It (project number 300342-104) is funded by UK aid from the UK government.