Comment on draft exhibits 

The Evidence Commission report will be built around key exhibits (infographics, tables and text boxes) that build momentum for action to better meet the evidence needs of decision-makers in routine times and in future global crises—and we’re requesting your input to help.

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Evidence Commission report table of contents:

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ChapterExhibits
1. Introduction
1.1 Desirable attributes of commissions PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
1.2 Commissioners PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
1.3 Commissioner terms of reference  PDF | PNG | PPT
1.4 How the commission builds on and complements past work  PDF | PNG | PPT
1.5 Connection to COVID-END  PDF | PNG | PPT
1.6 Timeline of key developments in using evidence to address societal challenges PDF | PNG | PPT
1.7 Equity considerations PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
1.8 What success looks like  PDF | PNG | PPT
2. Nature of societal challenges
2.1 Ways of looking at challenges PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
2.2 Example of a transition in how a societal challenge is seen PDF | PNG | PPT
2.3 Ways of addressing challenges PDF | PNG | PPT
2.4 Major reports by challenge type
3. Decisions and decision-makers: Demand for evidence 
3.1 Steps in deciding whether and how to take action PDF | PNG | PPT
3.2 Four types of decision-makers  PDF | PNG | PPT
3.3 Government policymakers and considerations for their use of evidence
3.4 Organizational leaders and considerations for their use of evidence
3.5 Professionals and considerations for their use of evidence
3.6 Citizens and considerations for their use of evidence
3.7 Ways that evidence can be used in decision-making PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
3.8 Major reports by decision type
4. Studies, syntheses and guidelines: Supply of evidence
4.1 Forms in which evidence is typically encountered in decision-making  PDF | PNG | PPT
4.2 Definitions of forms in which evidence is typically encountered  PDF | PNG | PPT
4.3 Living evidence products PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
4.4 Interplay of local evidence and syntheses of global evidence PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
4.5 Coverage, quality and recency of, and equity in, evidence syntheses
4.6 Matching types of evidence to decision-related questions PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
4.7 Distinguishing high from low quality evidence PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 PNG part 3 PNG part 4 | PPT
4.8 Best evidence vs other things PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
4.9 Contexts that shape how evidence is viewed PDF | PNG | PPT
4.10 Indigenous rights and ways of knowing
4.11 Misinformation and infodemics 
4.12 Evidence ecosystems PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 PNG part 3 | PPT
4.13 Example of a COVID-19 evidence ecosystem PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
4.14 Major reports by evidence type
5. Role of evidence intermediaries
5.1 Conditions that can help and hinder evidence intermediaries
5.2 Strategies used by evidence intermediaries
5.3 Types of evidence intermediaries
5.4 Characteristics of evidence intermediaries
5.5 Case study of UN-affiliated intermediaries’ use of evidence in their work PDF | PNG part 1 PNG part 2 | PPT
6. Need for global public goods and equitably distributed capacities
6.1 Global public goods needed to support evidence use
6.2 Equitably distributed capacities needed to support evidence use
7. Key messages7.1 Key messages (for which earlier chapters provide context, understandings of problems, potential solutions, and shared vocabulary)
8. Appendices
8.1 Methods used to inform commissioner deliberations and recommendations 
8.2 Commissioner biographies
8.3 Secretariat PDF | PNG | PPT
8.4 Funders PDF | PNG | PPT
8.5 Commissioner and secretariat affiliations and interests
8.6 Advisors and other acknowledgements
8.7 Timeline  PDF | PNG| PPT