Building on their existing commitments to advance the timely and effective use of evidence in policy and decision-making, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and IDRC have jointly increased their support to the Rapid and Responsive Evidence Partnership of teams in low- and middle-income countries.
Although critically important for determining optimal strategies to reduce transmission and limit the impact of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), factors such as the frequency of household transmission, the proportion of asymptomatic infection, and the natural history of the infection are poorly understood.
This project is part of an initiative that will provide evidence and strengthen capacity for bridging the knowledge gap in responding to the growing COVID-19 health crisis in the short-term and longer term.
This project aims to strengthen the knowledge and skills of young men in Kenya and Zambia in order to embrace positive masculinity attitudes and behaviours that support gender equality and the protection of women’s access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Despite the well-acknowledged importance of using evidence for decision-making by many development actors, organizations in most countries are not using timely and responsive mechanisms to effectively support evidence-informed policymaking.
The increased production, availability, marketing, and consumption of ultra-processed food and drink products have profoundly changed food systems and are leading causes of today’s pandemics of obesity and non-communicable diseases.