Welcome to our living diary of a Very Rapid Evidence Synthesis Response. As part of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Africa Centre for Evidence (ACE) and the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI), Evidence Synthesis Response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are conducting 10-Day Rapid Evidence Synthesis on COVID-19’s gendered effects. The 3ie-ACE-GESI partnership is focused on providing easy access to rigorous and timely syntheses to inform non-clinical COVID-19 responses in L&MICs in the short and medium term. This Rapid Evidence Synthesis Response is one of a range of partnership outputs including a survey of COVID-19 priority topics, which identified the gendered nature of the pandemic effects as a key evidence need.   

On this page, the team conducting the 10-Day Rapid Evidence Synthesis on COVID-19’s gendered effects (Gender RES) will outline their reflections and experiences. The 10-day rapid evidence synthesis approach adapts systematic review methodology in order produce a synthesis of key results in a more rapid timeframe. Our rapid synthesis will answer the following two review questions: 

  1. What are the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on women’s employment in LMICs, and 
  2. What are the effects of strategies aiming to mitigate crises’ effects on women’s employment and/or to support women’s employment recovery in LMICs more broadly?

Meet our project team 

From top left to right: Andile Madonsela, Birte Snilstveit, Laurenz Langer, (bottom left to right) Cem Yavuz and Tanya Mdlalose

Diary Entry #5: 13 December 

Tanya and Andile conclude their 10 Day Rapid Evidence Synthesis on COVID19’s gendered effects

Diary Entry #4: 10 December 

Tanya, Andile and Cem share their data extraction findings of the impact of COVID19 on women’s employment and business

Diary Entry #3: 8 December 

Week 3 updates with Tanya, Andile and Cem

Diary Entry #2: 1 December 

Updates with Andile, Tanya and Cem