A Message from the Coordinating Organization on Behalf of the Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS)

Today more than ever, all institutions who have contributed to the goals of the Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) share a deep conviction that evidence-informed policymaking (EIP) is one of the foundations of strong health and...

Report: Lessons about Evidence-Informed Policymaking from a Global Learning Partnership

The purpose of this report is to showcase how PEERSS partner organizations strengthened EIP and advanced country-level progress in achieving the SDGs from 2018-2023. It also describes the learning and exchange approaches that were used in the partnership to facilitate...

With a Little Help from My Friends: Lessons on Researcher-Policymaker Collaboration from the PEERSS Partnership

This brief is available for download in English. Background The urgency to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals has led to an increased effort by policymakers, decision-makers, and program planners to explore how to adopt comprehensive, multisector...

How Learning & Collaboration Hubs Can Strengthen Evidence-Informed Policymaking: Lessons from PEERSS

This report is available for download in English. Contributors: Mukdarut Bangpan, Laura Boeira, Charity Chisoro, Frederik Dejonghe, Kelly Dickson, Preethy d’Souza, Fadi El-Jardali, Racha Fadlallah, Shelly-Ann Hunte, Nour Kalach, Lucy Kuhn-Barrientos, Laurenz Langer,...

Lessons from R4D’s Role as Coordinating Organization in the Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems

This brief is available for download in English. The PEERSS Partnership Launched in 2018, the Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) aimed to strengthen evidence generation, synthesis, and analysis and build conducive environments...

PEERSS Story of Change: How two evidence-for-policymaking organizations deepened mutual learning across international boundaries

This story of change is available for download in English and French. Contributors: Kershelle Barker, Shelly-Ann Hunte, Alissa Moore, Sandy Oliver, and Donald Simeon This is a story of mutual learning flourishing between two organizations in the Partnership for...

PEERSS Story of Change: How the Knowledge to Policy Center created a rapid response service to inform Lebanon’s COVID-19 response

This story of change is available for download in English and French. Contributors: Fadi El-Jardali and Racha Fadlallah The COVID-19 pandemic placed unprecedented pressure on decision-makers at all levels to make rapid decisions, often in the face of uncertainty and...

PEERSS Story of Change: How the Ethiopian Public Health Institute created a rapid response service to meet policymakers’ urgent evidence needs

This story of change is available for download in English and French. Contributors: Sabit Ababor, Yoseph G. Abraha, Firmaye Bogale In 2019, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) introduced the Rapid Response Service (RRS), a mechanism for advancing...

PEERSS Story of Change: Supporting evidence-informed policymaking for medical cannabis in Colombia

This story of change is available for download in English and French. Contributors: David Garcia, Daniel Patiño, and Pamela Velásquez Starting in 2020, regulations in Colombia required that any finished product for human use containing a THC concentration greater than...

PEERSS Story of Change: Building capacity for evidence-informed policymaking in Brazil with a focus on equity

This story of change is available for download in English and French. Contributors: Ingrid Gomes Abdala, Laura Boeira, and Frederik Dejonghe The use of evidence in policymaking in Brazil is far from satisfactory. A recent survey of federal public servants showed that...

Building effective partnerships and learning collaboratively to strengthen evidence-informed policymaking in the social sectors: Four key insights from PEERSS

Last September, 13 country teams from the Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) came together in South Africa for the first time in 3 years to reflect and learn about each other's experiences in strengthening the use of evidence and...

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