Centre for Information and Reviews
Rapid evidence assessments
A rapid evidence assessment gathers and reviews evidence in a streamlined systematic way in the time available and produces a report outlining key points in a format which is easy to understand and digest. It offers a thorough and robust synthesis of the evidence to inform policy or practice and to answer questions about what is effective. Literature is found through comprehensive searching and outputs include key messages and recommendations. An example of a rapid evidence assessment is our report on Food Growing Activities in Schools, which was also summarised in the Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Report of March 2012.
For more information on our literature review work, please have a look at our reviews brochure.