The WHO EIDM Repository

Evidence for impact

Welcome to the EIDM Repository! Here you can explore the latest WHO tools and best practices for knowledge translation and evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM).

To get started, make use of the policy/action cycle to the right or the search bar below to access the tools.

Evidence-informed decision-making: a guide for WHO staff

As an evidence-based Organization, WHO needs to apply rigorous systematic and transparent methods for the creation and application of research evidence, whether developing policy options, formulating new programmes or providing technical assistance to Member States. The WHO EIDM Guide provides tailored guidance to all staff of the World Health Organization (WHO) who need to create, commission, fund, broker, or apply evidence.

The Guide supports staff and partners in using research evidence in their day-to-day work, advises Member states to leverage evidence for improved policies and programmes, and facilitates establishing closer collaboration across the different workstreams of the evidence ecosystem.

EIDM Workstreams: Decision trees & user options

For major workstreams within the evidence ecosystem, the EIDM repository features step-by-step guides and decision aids to leverage evidence in core decision- and policy-making processes.