Unit of Evidence and Deliberation for Decision Making | Colombia
A university-based team uses global and local evidence to deliberative dialogues to inform the formulation of health policies and improve the health outcomes of Colombia’s population.
Partner team overview
The Unit of Evidence and Deliberation for Decision Making (UNED) at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Antioquia uses global and local evidence to produce evidence synthesis and conduct deliberative dialogues to inform the formulation of health policies and improve the health outcomes of Columbia’s population.
It’s goals are to:
- Build and strengthen the capacity of researchers, decision-makers, civil society, and the media on how to use research in decision-making.
- Inform policy formulation using the best global and local evidence available.
- Convene deliberative dialogues with citizens, decision-makers, and other key stakeholders.
- Produce research and strengthen the mechanisms by which research informs policy formulation.
Since joining PEERSS in 2019, UNED has been working to adapt, pilot, and refine mechanisms to inform policies using the best research evidence available. It has also been contributing to a community of practice that supports cross-country learning across participating and peer mentor organizations.
With PEERSS funding and support, UNED has:
Constructed an evidence gap map on homeless interventions for The Secretary of Social Inclusion of the city of Medellin.
Supported the Secretary of Youth of the city of Medellin by producing an evidence brief, launching a citizen’s panel, and holding stakeholder dialogues that are centered on the human rights of youth.
Moving forward, UNED will continue to further evidence-informed policymaking (EIP) by:
Searching for windows of opportunity to support EIP in non-health SDGs.
Conducting a citizens’ evidence brief that highlights key policy issues that will be addressed (in consultation with policymakers) and the evidence surrounding these issues.
Conducting a citizens’ panel to elicit the values that citizens believe should guide decision-making.
Meet the experts from Colombia.
Publications, policy briefs and other resources from UNED
COVID-19 special project
A compilation of resources from the UNED team, including an evidence map and quick syntheses of available research.