Finding credible research on the impact and effectiveness of different SDG programs and policies is a big challenge, especially for time-poor policymakers. MSDI Evidence Review Service (ERS) is a specialist team of review scientists that provides policymakers with the best-available knowledge on issues of ‘real world’ relevance and impact.

In 2022, ERS worked with both external and internal Monash stakeholders on projects addressing climate action, environment and health, inclusion and diversity, gender equity and more. ERS also co-curates, with McMaster University, the Social Systems Evidence database. With around 9000 records, it is the world’s most comprehensive open-access database of pre-appraised evidence reviews indexed to the SDGs, as well as a broad range of government program and service areas.