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Table 2 Document series included in the study

From: Towards a better understanding of the nomenclature used in information-packaging efforts to support evidence-informed policymaking in low- and middle-income countries

Name of producing organization Series name Number of documents sampled** Number of documents in the series since inception Series duration Average number of pages excluding appendices in the sampled documents (median)
Capacity Plus Issue Briefs 5 6 2011-present 2
Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems (CREHS) Briefing Notes 1* 1 2007 1
Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems (CREHS) Policy Briefs 5 24 2007-present 3.6
Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems (CREHS) Briefing Sheets 1* 1 2010 4
EVIPNet/SURE Evidence Briefs for Policy 5 11 2011-present 28.8
Global HIV/AIDS Initiatives Network (GHIN) Policy Briefs 5 19 2009-present 8.4
Health Action International (HAI) Briefing Papers 5 8 2000-2009 6.4
Health evidence Network/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (HEN-OBS) Policy Briefs 5 15 2008-present 29.4
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Policy Briefs 5 16 2008-present 4.6
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3iE) Briefs 5 19 2009-present 4
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3iE) Evidence Matters 2* 2 2009-present 4.5
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3iE) Systematic reviews 5 8 2009-present 2.4
IntraHealth International/Capacity Project Legacy Series 5 11 2009 4
IntraHealth International/Capacity Project Knowledge Sharing Technical Briefs 5 6 2006-2009 4.4
McMaster Health Forum Evidence Briefs 5 11 2009-present 36
McMaster Health Forum Issue Briefs 5 15 2009-present 28.6
Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child health (PMNCH), hosted by World Health Organization Knowledge Summaries: Women's and Children's Health 5 22 2010-present 4
Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability Centre (STEPS) Briefings 5 45 2007-present 2
Supporting Policy Relevant Reviews and Trials (SUPPORT) SUPPORT Summaries 5 40 2008-present 7.2
World Bank: Reaching the Poor Series Policy Briefs 5 6 2008 5.6
World Health Organization: Department of Health Systems Financing Technical Briefs for Policymakers 5 15 2005-2010 8.2
World Health Organization: Department of Human Resources for Health Spotlight 5 9 2006-2009 2
World Health Organization: Reproductive Health Library (RHL) Commentaries 5 132 2005-present 4.4
World Health Organization: World Health Report 2006-Working Together for Health Policy Briefs 5 6 2006 3.75
ALL DOCUMENTS   109 448   9.5 (4)
  1. *When an organization had more than one series with one of them having five or more documents, we included samples from the other series even if they produced less than five documents for these series. **Sampling documents was completed in 2012.