Results for Development
Results for Development (R4D) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low- and middle-income countries from realizing their full potential. Using multiple approaches in multiple sectors, including Global Education, Global Health, Governance and Market Dynamics, R4D supports the discovery and implementation of new ideas for reducing poverty and improving lives around the world.
University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
Founded in 1962 as one of the nation's first independent schools of public affairs at a public university, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance provides a comprehensive curriculum and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that prepare students to be public service leaders in diverse communities across the country and throughout the world. The Evans School is ranked among the top ten public affairs schools by U.S. News & World Report and is among the nation's top programs in research productivity, research quality, and institutional impact.
PATTIRO (Center for Regional Information and Studies) was founded on 17 April 1999 in Jakarta as a research and advocacy organization dedicated to improving governance, service delivery, and public participation in Indonesian politics. Its particular focus is on improving the quality of governance following Indonesia’s decentralization, through three strategic focus areas: social accountability, transparency, and public finance management reform. Currently PATTIRO has a staff of 150, including 38 full-time staff (11 senior researchers and 7 master facilitators) in Jakarta and more than 120 project staff in the field. PATTIRO has worked or is currently working in 17 provinces and more than 70 regencies and cities in Indonesia. PATTIRO also manages the PATTIRO Network, which consists of 15 chapters and 5 project offices spread across Indonesia.
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) was founded in 2002 with a transformational goal: help save the lives of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world by dramatically scaling up antiretroviral treatment. CHAI’s focus is transformational work that creates a fundamental change in the way actors approach and realize goals. To do this, the degree of impact of a CHAI program must be dramatic, the scale must be at the national or global level, the breadth must change the way others approach the problem, and the sustainability must allow for CHAI’s eventual exit without erosion of impact. Today, CHAI operates in 38 countries across the developing world and more than 70 countries are able to access CHAI-negotiated price reductions, vaccines, medical devices, and diagnostics.
JPAL Southeast Asia
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), established in 2003, is a research institute within the Economics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge. J-PAL aims to tackle development challenges by ensuring that policies are informed by scientific evidence. To do this, J-PAL engages in three main activities, that is (1) conducting randomized evaluations (REs) in order to test and improve the effectiveness of programs and policies; (2) disseminating research results and building partnerships with policymakers; and (3) capacity building to equip local practitioners with the expertise to carry out their own REs. Officially launched in 2013, J-PAL Southeast Asia (J-PAL SEA) is based at the University of Indonesia’s Institute for Economic and Social Research within the Faculty of Economics and Business (LPEM FEB Ul). In Indonesia, J-PAL researchers have worked closely with policymakers to conduct rigorous evaluations of programs and to integrate their findings into policy. In the past, we have worked with the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), and the World Bank, among others. Past evaluations have explored methods to improve the targeting of social programs and reduce leakages in their delivery. Currently, several other projects—on maternal and child health, migration, and agriculture, for example—are in development or ongoing.
WASH-Net (Sierra Leone)
WASH-Net’s mission is to contribute to the development of Sierra Leone by supporting access to safe water for poor and marginalized groups, as well as engaging government and other stakeholders to ensure that these services are delivered effectively to all citizens. Their objectives are to promote multi-stakeholder processes at the national, district and regional levels, pioneer joint actions and learning to address water, sanitation and sanitation issues, and at the same time provide policy options that will adequately represent the interest and demands of communities as far as sanitation and water resources are concerned.
Ghana Center for Democratic Development (Ghana)
CDD-Ghana is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization based in Accra, Ghana. CDD-Ghana is dedicated to the promotion of a society and government based on the rule of law, appropriate checks on the power of the state, and integrity in public administration.
Malawi Economic Justice Network (Malawi)
The Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) was established in the year 2000 after a meeting of 27 civil society organizations to coordinate the involvement of civil society in economic governance. Since then, MEJN has established itself as a major civil society voice on issues of economic governance in Malawi that strives to create partnerships that will ensure government policies and actions are of direct benefit to the poor, while also creating sustainability in civil society policy engagement. MEJN’s membership includes NGOs, community-based organizations and trade unions, as well as representatives of the media and academia.
Economic Development Initiatives
The Economic Development Initiatives (EDI) Group designs, implements, manages and supports a wide range of socio-economic surveys through the provision of world class services, tools and innovations. From their Tanzanian offices in Bukoba and Dar es Salaam, EDI conducts many surveys throughout East Africa, on behalf of national governments, donors, research institutes and foundations. These normally cover large sample groups (2000+) and include, impact evaluations, panel surveys, health and biometric data collection amongst others. Through their UK office they provide survey expertise to clients in around 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas who use our world class Surveybe electronic data collection software and provide a range of professional, technical and consultancy services.
Ideas in Action
Ideas in Action Limited (iAct) provides a platform for ideas generated from multiple disciplines to be transformed into tangible output. Specifically iAct has units to: provide teams that can conduct qualitative and quantitative research; implement research ideas that have undergone a proof of concept phase with promising results so that the findings can directly impact the community; develop software-based ideas into user friendly applications; develop paper and electronic based data collections tool and provide trained individuals for field data collection; perform data analysis so that data-oriented ideas can be transformed into actions; support any other ideas (AOI) with potentials to be transformed into tangible products.
SurveyMETER is a non-governmental research institute that was established on February 20, 2002 with its main office in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. SurveyMETER aims to help provide insight to policy makers and the general public with a better understanding of the factors that influence healthy public policy and sustainability, and provide accurate and reliable data. To achieve this, SurveyMETER works with institutions, policy makers, and researchers both domestically and internationally to design, plan, and implement high-quality data collection. SurveyMETER aims to help improve the design of social policy, the economy, education, health, and disaster relief by improving the quality of research in which the policy is established.
Innovations for Poverty Action (Tanzania and Sierra Leone)
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.
The Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partners worldwide to tackle critical problems in five program areas. The Global Health Division aims to reduce inequities in health by developing new tools and strategies to reduce the burden of infectious disease and the leading causes of child mortality in developing countries. The Global Development Division focuses on improving the delivery of high-impact health products and services to the world’s poorest communities and helps countries expand access to health coverage. Their Global Growth & Opportunity division focuses on creating and scaling market-based innovations to stimulate inclusive and sustainable economic growth, while their United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education, and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State.
The Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. The foundation was established in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett. Today, it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding roughly $400 million in grants in 2017 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives. They have long-standing programs that focus on education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and effective philanthropy, as well as support for disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The United Kingdom Department for International Development
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. They are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. DFID work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too. In addition to working directly in countries, DFID also gives UK Aid through multi-country global programmes and core contributions to multilaterals.
The Transparency and Accountability Initiative
The T4D project is brokered by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative. TAI is a donor collaborative working toward a world where citizens are informed and empowered; governments are open and responsive; and collective action advances the public good.