About the Authors

Marco Schäferhoff, Christina Schrade
Evidence to Policy initiative, SEEK Development, Berlin, Germany

Gavin Yamey
Evidence to Policy initiative, Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

MS works full time as a policy analyst for the Evidence to Policy Initiative (E2Pi), based at SEEK Development in Berlin, and his post is fully funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. CS leads the Berlin hub of the Evidence to Policy initiative; this leadership post is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She also runs SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group, based in Berlin. She was previously a senior staff member of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and has worked as a consultant for the GAVI Alliance and other organizations. GY leads the San Francisco “hub” of the Evidence to Policy initiative (E2Pi), based in the Global Health Group (GHG) at University of California, San Francisco. E2Pi is fully funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The GHG's director, Richard Feachem, is a member of the Scientific Oversight Group that advises the board of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. GY is a former Senior Editor of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MS CS GY. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: MS CS GY. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MS. Contributed to the writing of the paper: CS GY. Guided analysis and structuring of the paper: CS. Helped to conduct some of the background stakeholder interviews that helped to inform the paper: GY.