Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development

"Better Health Systems...Healthier Lives."




PEERSS brings together partners from 13 countries, many with long-standing ties to Ministries of Health, to learn from and support each other in promoting the use of research evidence in policymaking. The 13 partners draw on a range of approaches and tools – including, systematic reviews, rapid syntheses of evidence, stakeholder dialogues, and citizen panels – to provide decision-makers with the evidence they need to address key priorities. PEERSS is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).


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As a PEERSS partner, the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development is collaborating with the following Social Sector Ministries in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) to build the capacity of these Ministries, especially those working in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) space, to develop evidence-informed policies and to include stakeholders and citizens in decision-making.

  • Ministry of Social Development and Family Services
  • Ministry of Labour and Small Business Enterprise
  • Ministry of Planning and Development
  • Ministry of Sport and Community Development

T&T faces many social challenges and constraints to its future development that have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The performance of the social protection system in T&T is key for the achievement of the SDGs and social sector ministries are required to play significant roles. Systems to support these institutions to implement evidence informed policies that incorporate the views of key stakeholders including civil society and citizens are needed. Working collaboratively with these Ministries, the PEERSS project will produce Rapid Syntheses, Evidence Briefs for Policy, Stakeholder Dialogues, and Citizen Panels which address high-priority social sector issues of relevance to Trinidad and Tobago. Staff of these institutions will benefit from training and coaching to build their capacity to sustain the activities after the project.

Stay tune for more info!

For Project updates click to read our Newsletters HERE

PEERSS TT News Issue 1.pdf

PEERSS TT News Issue 2.pdf

PEERSS TT News Issue 3.pdf

PEERSS TT News Issue 4.pdf

PEERSS TT News Issue 5.pdf

PEERSS TT News Issue 6.pdf

PEERSS TT News Issue 7.pdf


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