Wednesday, April 27, 2011

[EQ] Campbell International Development Group opens to register systematic reviews

Campbell International Development Group opens to register systematic reviews


Campbell has established a new group: the International Development Coordinating Group (IDCG)


This network of researchers, policy makers, and practitioners will produce and disseminate systematic reviews of high policy relevance on the effects of international development interventions.

The Group’s scope covers social and economic development interventions which aim to improve the quality of life for people in low- and middle-income countries. These include interventions in the areas of agriculture and rural development; banking and finance; transport, energy, water and sanitation infrastructure; social development; and governance.


The International Development Coordinating Group has grown out of Campbell's partnership with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) seeks to "improve the lives of poor people in low- and middle-income countries by providing, and summarizing, evidence of what works, when, why and for how much".

Professor Howard White, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Australia and Executive Director of 3ie, and Professor Peter Tugwell, University of Ottawa, Canada are Co-Chairs of the Group.

The International Development Coordinating Group is committed to providing authors with the support necessary to complete Campbell reviews and will provide or arrange substantial technical assistance for reviewers, especially with respect to information retrieval, critical appraisal and statistical methods. We welcome the participation of researchers, students, practitioners, policy makers and service users. Any interested party can propose a title for a review, form a review team, and submit a protocol for a Campbell review to the Group.

Steps for registering a systematic review with the International Development Coordinating Group


New titles are approved by our Advisory Board, an internationally representative group of experts in international development research, policy and practice. Protocols and reviews are also subjected to a rigorous peer assessment process. We solicit critiques from substantive, methodological, and information search specialists and seek the Editorial Board's approval before publishing protocol and review documents in the Campbell Library. The process of registering a review with our Group is as follows:



1.       Authors contact Group secretariat to discuss proposed title and scope

2.       Authors are asked to submit a title registration form for review

3.       Once title agreed, authors are required to submit a protocol within 6 months of title registration.
          Protocols are then subject to rigorous peer review by International Development Group editors and the Campbell Collaboration Methods Group

4.       Systematic review reports submitted to the Group are also subject to rigorous peer review.

For all enquiries regarding registration, please contact Birte Snilstveit:

Financial support for reviews-in-progress

Financial support for reviews is expected to be available from on-going requests for proposals by organisations such as the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation(3ie), the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), among others.


 *      *     *
This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an effort to disseminate
information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality in health; Socioeconomic
health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics;
Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues.  [DD/ KMC Area]
Washington DC USA

“Materials provided in this electronic list are provided "as is". Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings
and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American
Health Organization PAHO/WHO or its country members”.
PAHO/WHO Website
Equity List - Archives - Join/remove:

IMPORTANT: This transmission is for use by the intended
recipient and it may contain privileged, proprietary or
confidential information. If you are not the intended
recipient or a person responsible for delivering this
transmission to the intended recipient, you may not
disclose, copy or distribute this transmission or take
any action in reliance on it. If you received this transmission
in error, please dispose of and delete this transmission.

Thank you.

No comments: