Evidence to inform policy-makers can be sought in different ways, depending on several factors, including: the timeframe in which the researcher has to operate (how quickly a policy-maker requires a response), the resources available and the type of evidence required (for example, global or local). The nature of the query or policy-maker’s request dictates the type of evidence and how it is made available. If no evidence is found, the alternative measures available may require consideration.Read more
- EVIPNet multi-country workshop on using research evidence for policy-making
- The HEN-OBS joint policy summary No.5, "Health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe", is now available in Russian.
- Also available in Russian: the HEN evidence report, "Do surgical interventions to treat obesity in children and adolescents have long- versus short-term advantages and are they cost-effective?"
Health Evidence Network (HEN)
Recognizing that public health, health care and health systems policy-makers need access to timely, independent and reliable health information for decision-making, WHO/Europe started HEN in 2003. It acts as a platform, providing evidence in multiple formats to help decision-making.Read more
Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet)
Launched in the WHO European Region in October 2012, EVIPNet is a global WHO initiative that promotes the systematic use of health-research evidence in policy-making. It is present in all WHO regions and is coordinated at both the regional and global levels.Read more