13.00 - 13.15 Welcome Opening session of the What Works Global Summit 2020 13.15 - 14.00 Plenary address: The Campbell Collaboration and the creation of a new professional specialty Larry V. Hedges, Professor of Statistics and Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, USA, will open WWGS 2020 with a presentation about how the Campbell Collaboration was instrumental in the evidence-based social policy movement and the creation of the specialty of systematic reviewing that is essential to support it.
15.00 - 16.00 Introducing the Campbell Methods Library and the Campbell Methods Working Groups The Methods Library provides open access, peer reviewed, multidisciplinary methods articles on innovative methods, tutorials, translation, and systematic review of methods. This session includes an update on the work of the Campbell Methods Working Groups on economics, equity, statistics, qualitative evidence, information retrieval, as well as guidelines for overviews of reviews and non-randomised studies.
13.00 - 14.30 Scandinavian panel: Advancing the production, accessibility and use of systematic evidence syntheses Highlighting examples from the Scandinavian countries, with three centres that represent social work and two that represent the education sector. A main goal is to highlight constraints and affordances in ways of organizing for the promotion of evidence use at a national level.
15.30 - 17.00 International development and evidence gathering in the age of Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the fore particular challenges of evidence gathering. Generating high-quality evidence that is easily digestible takes a long time, which seems incompatible with the pace this pandemic demands. Selected systematic review authors will introduce their reviews, covering a range of themes. The objective is to invite reflection on how timelines of time-intensive synthesis work could be shortened to be able to respond more quickly to emerging crises. We will also discuss how best this evidence could be disseminated to ensure the widest possible reach to stakeholders.
10.00 - 11.30 Evidence synthesis and mapping initiatives on international development interventions in low- and middle-income countries This session has been put together by Campbell South Asia.
13.00 - 14.30 Preventing terrorism and radicalisation: An overview of the Campbell Crime and Justice 5RD programme of systematic reviews An overview of the first two years of a major international collaboration to produce systemic review evidence on the prevention of terrorism and radicalisation. The presentations will seek to draw out the lessons of the first two phases and some emerging themes for policy and practice.
11.00 - 12.30 Searching, coding, reporting and open data in systematic reviews Presentations by evidence synthesis experts from the Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE).
13.30 - 15.00 In fragile situations, which interventions strengthen intergroup social cohesion? This session will be hosted by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). Policymakers and programmers have developed a range of interventions that seek to promote sustainable peace in fragile contexts by fostering intergroup social cohesion. A new mixed-methods systematic review examined the evidence to understand which strategies are effective for which populations in which contexts. A panel from 3ie will present the key findings and implications for policy and programmes.
16.00 - 17.00 The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity sub-group of the Campbell Social Welfare Coordinating Group The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity sub-group is a recent addition to the activity portfolio of the Campbell Collaboration. Despite the growth in this field, there are no Campbell reviews related to sexual and gender minorities. This creates an exciting opportunity for a group focused on sexual and gender minorities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and Two-Spirit individuals and communities. Join this session to learn more about the group's plans.