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,
The International Development Coordinating Group is committed to providing authors with the support necessary to complete
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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