Child Welfare Report and Gap Map public presentations, Oslo 21-22 February

Presentation: Child Welfare Report

Wednesday, February 21 at 9 AM - 10:30 AM 

Hosted by UNICEF Norge and Redd Barna, at Redd Barna Oslo, Norway

This presentation will give a brief overview of the growth of evidence-based policy and the role of evidence synthesis in that process. The focus is on a new 'megamap' of evidence regarding child welfare in low- and middle-income countries being prepared by the Campbell Collaboration in conjunction with the UNICEF-Innocenti Research Centre. The presentation will give preliminary findings from that mapping exercise. See more here. After the presentation by Howard White from the Campbell Collaboration, representatives from Save the Children and UNICEF will give comments, and there will be a short Q/A session. A light breakfast is served from 08:30. Seminar will be in English.

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Seminar: The production and use of Evidence and Gap Maps: a review of global practice

Thursday, February 22 at 12:45 PM - 14:00 PM

Hosted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Campbell Collaboration

Sandakerveien 24 (Myrens building D11. 2nd floor), Oslo, Norway.

This presentation makes the cases for working toward common international standards for evidence mapping based on systematic review principles. Evidence mapping - rigorous approaches to describing the landscape of the evidence - is growing in popularity. Many organizations support and use mapping of various kinds. Though, notably, research funders who might be expected to support it do not do so. This presentation makes the cases for working toward common international standards for evidence mapping based on systematic review principles. The Campbell Collaboration has started publishing evidence and gap maps on a trial basis, as a process toward establishing our own standards and the launch of the Campbell Evidence and Gap Map Platform.

Howard White will explore such issues as:

  1.  the visual representations of maps,
  2. assessing and portraying the quality of evidence,
  3. can and should maps summarize evidence findings?, and
  4. the importance of maintenance plans.

The presentation will also discuss Campbell's experience in developing the framework for maps in the areas of access to justice, disability, and homelessness, and an overview of findings from a 'megamap' of child welfare. Bianca Albers will present their work developing an evidence and gap map of "Interventions for child abuse and neglect".

Both events are open to all.

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