Economic evaluation (EE) is a field that is increasingly needed in many countries to support health decision making for priority setting and resource allocation. Although the core concept of EE is simple it is a comparison of at least 2 interventions in terms of costs and benefits – the practicalities of conducting one can be tricky for those who have just started the journey down this road.
Researchers from low- and middle income countries (LMICs) may also face a bigger hurdle than those from higher-income settings. This field is still developing in many LMICs, and the researchers need guidance in reaching their research goals. There are many tools available for this purpose: guidelines, reference cases, manuals, and textbooks. Among those is the Guide to Economic Analysis and Research (GEAR), an online resource that aims to be a one-stop service for those who face difficulties on how to conduct quality EE, especially in the context of LMICs.