28 April sees the launch of a new secretariat at the American University of Beirut for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI), an international consortium established to enhance the capacity for research synthesis worldwide.
Research synthesis helps people make better decisions about public policies and public service delivery questions globally. It helps to identify, critically appraise, and synthesize different types of available evidence on a particular topic. It identifies policies and interventions that work for groups of people, under particular circumstances and contexts, and over a period of time.
In response to the identification of major gaps in synthesized evidence f...