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Evidence for low- and middle-income countries: guidance for Campbell and Cochrane reviews

Topic category Knowledge translation and communicating evidence
Date and Location
Date: 
Thursday 20 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group
Contact person
Contact person: 
Mark Petticrew (Contact this person)
Hugh Waddington (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Damian
Last name: 
Francis
Affiliation and Country: 
University of the West Indies, Jamaica
First name: 
Elizabeth
Last name: 
Kristjansson
Affiliation and Country: 
Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, Canada
First name: 
Tracey Lynn
Last name: 
Pérez Koehlmoos
Affiliation and Country: 
ICDDR,B, Bangladesh
First name: 
Mark
Last name: 
Petticrew
Affiliation and Country: 
Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, Cochrane Public Health Review Group, UK
First name: 
Birte
Last name: 
Snilstveit
Affiliation and Country: 
3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), UK
First name: 
Hugh
Last name: 
Waddington
Affiliation and Country: 
3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), UK
First name: 
Vivian
Last name: 
Welch
Affiliation and Country: 
Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, Canada
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Peter
Last name: 
Tugwell
Affiliation and Country: 
Dept of Medicine, Dept of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, Canada
First name: 
Howard
Last name: 
White
Affiliation and Country: 
3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), UK
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors, knowledge users, decision-makers
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Basic
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
- To inform participants about international initiatives to synthesize evidence relevant for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
- To give participants the opportunity to discuss current guidance and controversies around evidence for and about LMICS

Description:
Accurate syntheses about interventions to improve health and social conditions are clearly needed in all contexts, but even more crucial in LMICs where disease burden is higher and the consequences of wrong action (or inaction) more grave. Hence, the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations must work with international organizations, such as the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), so that systematic reviews of health and behavioral interventions are conducted and reported so they are congruent with, and sensitive to, the needs and contexts of decision-makers within LMICs. The Campbell International Development Coordinating Group works with review authors and methodologists to address the needs of decision-makers and practitioners in LMICs.

This workshop will combine presentations and group discussions. Topics include: priority-setting so that the right questions are asked, review planning (e.g. recruitment of authors, funding support), study designs, searching, and incorporating theory and process evaluations to assess findings for varying socio-political contexts. Examplar reviews include education enrolment, daycare, and willingness to pay for clean water.