Rapid Evidence Assessment is a process that is faster and less rigorous than a full systematic review but more rigorous than ad hoc searching, it uses a combination of key informant interviews and targeted literature searches to produce a report in a few days or a few weeks.
this page links to an archived version of the REA toolkit. You can find the latest REA publications from gov.uk here
- Rapid Evidence Assessment Toolkit - This web-based toolkit is designed to help Government Social Researchers to carry out or commission REAs. It contains detailed guidance on choosing the right methods for each stage of an REA and offers a range of templates and sources to support the successful completion of an REA.