EVIPNet activities at the country level are jointly led by local policy-makers and researchers and are designed to meet the specific needs of each country. Country activities currently supported under the EVIPNet umbrella include:
- Production of policy briefs and other user-friendly formats for research synthesis and discussions of policy options
- Establishment of priority-setting mechanisms for policy-relevant research syntheses and primary research;
- Production of research syntheses;
- Production of policy briefs and other user-friendly formats for research syntheses and discussions of policy options;
- Organization of ‘safe haven’ deliberative forums involving policymakers, and researchers and citizens groups to stimulate context-specific, evidence-informed local action;
- Investigation of the potential of clearinghouses, observatories and rapid response mechanisms that might provide timely, high-quality research syntheses and research relevant to policy.
In addition, at the regional and global levels EVIPNet supports:
- Capacity strengthening and empowerment of policy-makers, researchers, representatives of civil society to enable them to make better use of evidence in policy-making and advocacy;
- Interactive learning processes building on experiences to improve evidence-to-policy methods;
- Monitoring and evaluation processes that document the lessons learned from the use of an array of evidence-to-policy processes in different contexts.
- Information exchange – disseminating successful methods and tools, experience and best practices among partners and other countries, mostly through the EVIPNet Portal –an internet-based platform, and WHO country offices.
“The [Ethiopian] Ministry of Health fully supports EVIPNet. I strongly believe that [EVIPNet] policy briefs will help policymakers to control [diseases]…in their respective countries.” (Dr Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Health, Ethiopia)