CPRsouth (through LIRNEasia) is offering a unique opportunity to be trained and to work on systematic reviews.
The systematic review method is gaining wide traction in the fields of social science and international development. The method is championed by international agencies such the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank. Considerable funding has been made available to trained reviewers by DFID, AusAid and 3ie over the past three years.
A systematic review (SR) synthesizes and summarizes the best available primary research on a specific research question. The SR method originated in the field of medicine where a need arose to systematically bring together the available evidence.
LIRNEasia has received funding to train researchers and quantitative experts in systematic reviews from IDRC, Canada. The trained researchers and quantitative experts will then get an opportunity to be a part of teams conducting systematic reviews.
Who can apply:
For the role of Researchers, applications are welcomed from anyone who has applied for or participated in a previous CPRsouth/CPRafrica conference or tutorial. Even others are welcome to apply, since the completed papers will be showcased at the next CPRsouth conference.
For the role of Quantitative Experts, applications are welcome from anyone who has econometric expertise.
No previous experience with systematic reviews is required. The work will be conducted from the researchers’ current locations.
For more information, including how to apply, please see attached call for applications.