The International Network for Social Intervention Assessment (INSIA) was established in 2021 in response to an identified need for a network that supports evidence based social welfare decision-making.
INSIA’s position statement sets out the vision, aims and benefits of the network. It will be expanded in future to set out the network’s agreed position on key issues relevant to social intervention assessment and member organisations.
The Vision of INSIA
Our vision is to better people’s lives by promoting the use of evidence-informed social care interventions.
The Aims and Objectives of INSIA
INSIA aims to be at the forefront of social intervention assessment, providing global leadership. We will do this by developing approaches to, and availability of, synthesized research evidence through:
• supporting international coordination, cooperation, and collaboration in the production of social intervention assessments and systematic reviews
• developing and promoting methodological principles and guidelines for systematic reviews of social interventions
• developing and promoting tools and methods to share, translate and adapt systematic reviews of social interventions across different global settings and contexts
• promoting evidence-informed decision- and policy making in the field of social welfare.
The purpose of the International Network for Social Intervention Assessment (INSIA) is:
• to develop and promote methodological principles and guidelines for undertaking assessments of social interventions
• to foster synergies and joint works in the production of assessments and systematic reviews
• to support the use of assessments and systematic reviews in the field of social interventions produced in other contexts
• to support evidence-informed decision and policy making in the field of social intervention assessment
• to provide a platform to share experiences and knowledge among members.
The Benefits of INSIA
INSIA will be at the forefront of social intervention assessment, providing global leadership in this rapidly developing field. We intend to develop our shared understanding based on the collective experience and expertise of our membership. We will do this by giving members:
• direct contact with SIA leaders and scientific staff around the globe
• access to workshops, training sessions and webinars to share expertise, and tools for social intervention assessment
• acess to working groups in special interest areas
• access to a web-based communication service to ask and answer questions about
assessments, methods and tools
• access to a repository of good practice, tools and methods developed by and available to
members of the network
• an active role in the formal annual meeting and quarterly informal meetings helping shape
the direction of the network
• an opportunity to contribute to future position statements and outputs on the challenges
facing members across the globe.