There are many types of evidence available to decision makers. At CEI we support policymakers, funders, and practitioners to use the best evidence available to inform decisions. This might include decisions about what policies to adapt, how to implement programs in context, how to scale, or what to fund.
Our global team specialises in identifying, synthesising, and analysing high quality research evidence to provide our partners with insights into what the evidence says is effective. We adapt the types of research we draw upon to the needs of organisations, their timelines, and their objectives.
We use a variety of approaches, including systematic reviews, which are rigorous summaries of the current literature, and evidence gap maps, which provide a visual overview of the existing evidence on a topic. We also undertake landscape and policy scans that help shed light on how systems work, what programs and policies are in place, how people experience services, and how evidence is used.