Three Brazilian organizations (Instituto Veredas, Fiocruz Brasilia, and the Social Policy and Research Department/Codeplan) join forces to bring different evidence-informed policymaking perspectives across the federal, state, and civil society levels.
See the most recent research and resources from Instituto Veredas, Fiocruz Brasilia, and the Social Policy and Research Department/Codeplan.
Partner team overview
Instituto Veredas (Veredas Institute) is a Brazilian nonprofit that aims to bring awareness to public policymakers, universities and society about the importance of evidence-informed policymaking (EIP).
It believes that every Brazilian citizen can have their fundamental rights guaranteed through a shared effort involving civil society, universities, and governments. Veredas has been a part of the World Health Organization’s Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) since 2016 and focuses on health, education, labor market inclusion, human rights, and citizen security.
Fiocruz Brasilia is a prominent health science and technology institute in Latin America that works to increase dialogue on public health topics, promote health and social development, generate and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge, and be an agent of citizenship.
These overarching goals guide the actions of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), under the Ministry of Health.
The Social Policy and Research Department/Codeplan is a public agency linked to the Secretary of Economy that produces statistics and research on the Federal District in Brazil.
Its Social Policy and Research Department focuses on issues such as gender, people with disabilities, children, homeless populations, youth, older adults, and other vulnerable groups. It also delivers studies in response to demand from policymakers, such as research on policy implementation, impact evaluation, and knowledge translation studies. Codeplan also produces studies on urban and environmental policies and public sector economics.
With funding and support from the Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems, the Instituto Veredas research team has made contributions to the field of evidence-informed policy-making, and supported systems-level changes that influence policymaking.
To date, the team’s activities include:
Working alongside the Federal District’s judiciary to produce a rapid review and evidence-synthesis on pre-trial detention.
Producing an evidence synthesis that highlights different ways to mitigate stigma against ex-prisoners and their families with broad stakeholder and citizen consultation, in partnership with the Brazilian National Council of Justice.
Helping inform national and subnational governments’ and civil society organizations’ response to COVID-19 by developing and translating rapid reviews on key-social policies.
Launching an Equity-Motivated Brazilian Coalition for Evidence (EMBraCE).
Going forward, the team will:
Continue to collaborate with partners in Brazil to develop knowledge translation products on COVID-19 for the health sector and other sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The team will also continue to join-up country-level ecosystems of policy-supporting organizations and work to expand its dialogue at the federal and state level by:
Producing rapid reviews and holding evidence-to-decision workshops.
Holding workshops and providing mentoring on knowledge translation methodology and rapid response service tailoring.
Strengthening the regional community of practice, by working alongside other countries from Latin America and the Caribbean (e.g., Colombia and Chile) in capacity building and knowledge-sharing activities.
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Publications, policy briefs and other resources from Instituto Veredas
Publications (most are in Portuguese, but if you want some of them translated to other languages, contact us!)
- Evidence brief and summary on how to reduce stigma against people who were in prison and their families
- Evidence gap map on prison health, education and labor
- Rapid reviews on COVID-19 issues: burnout among health workers; cash transfer x food aids; anti cyclical policies for economy recovery (+ translations to Portuguese of K2P policy briefs!)
- Rapid reviews on social policies: women in government leadership; juvenile detention; contracts in the health sector; pre-trial detention; government careers; turnover and absenteeism among health workers; health judicialization; home and leisure accidents prevention.
- Organizational culture and use of evidence in the Brazilian public sector: a case study
- Publications: Labor market inclusion in Brazil and The future of labor market inclusion post COVID-19
- Knowledge Translation Toolkit
Policy briefs produced by Dipos/Codeplan in partnership with Veredas Institute as part of the workshop on SUPPORT Tools:
- How to promote young people’s access to the labor market
- How to promote gender equality in the labor market
- How to reduce school dropout
- School interventions for reducing suicide of children and adolescents
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