The Centre for Systematic Review (CSR) is a global initiative to produce systematic reviews of non-state sector health systems issues in low and middle-income countries. The CSR was initiated in April 2007 under a three-year grant from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (Alliance HPSR). The Alliance HPSR is jointly sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Forum for Health Research.
Under this grant the Alliance HPSR provides training opportunities in the conduct of systematic reviews and technical support.
To be a centre of excellence in systematic reviews and a globally recognized knowledge-base on non state sector issues in health.
To carry out systematic reviews by collating and synthesizing information from both published and unpublished sources in the non-state sector in health systems and policy in order to answer priority research questions in low and middle income countries.