The first call for competitive systematic reviews and evidence summaries under the Systematic Review Programme for South Asia has now been issued.
The Systematic Review Programme for South Asia was launched by the South Asia Research Hub (SARH) of DFID. The programme is being implemented by the consortium of PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd (PwC), the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), and LIRNEasia. The SR consortium is led by PwC with the EPPI-Centre functioning as the quality assurance team and LIRNEasia functioning as the capacity building team.
The programme intends to improve the evidence base on what works and what does not in development programming and policy making in South Asia. In addition, the programme will also build capacity for producing systematic reviews and other rigorous evidence products in the region.
Systematic reviews will be commissioned from organisations having prior experience in conducting such reviews (to be called competitive systematic reviews) as well as from other teams having basic technical skills but requiring additional support to conduct systematic reviews (to be called systematic reviews through capacity building; teams conducting these to be called trainee review teams).
The first call for competitive systematic reviews and evidence summaries under the programme has now been issued and proposals are invited from interested organisations. Please see http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/Default.aspx?tabid=3459 to access the call for proposals. The final date for proposal submission is 17th August, 2015
The SR consortium will provide guidance and support to the selected review teams for conducting studies under the programme. Selected review teams will be provided with the opportunity of interacting with experts from different fields and develop capacities to conduct rigorous evidence- based research.
Organisations which are interested in conducting studies under the programme and wish to be kept informed of the next steps of the programme, are invited to email a brief profile to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details on the systematic review programme for South Asia please see here
For more details on the systematic review methodology please see here