Experiences and Lessons of Policymakers
This policy brief describes experiences and lessons of policymakers who sought for evidence from the rapid response service situated at Makerere University College of Health Sciences to inform decision processes they were directly involved into. The rapid response service is a knowledge brokerage service that has been in existence for over 10 years providing synthesized evidence in response to urgent demand for evidence, usually within 28 days, from policy and
decision-makers at different levels of decision-making. The rapid response service seeks to remove the barrier of time to access, availability and use of evidence for policy- and decision-makers to promote the increased use of evidence informed decision-making in government.