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.