Positive change can take place rapidly if the decisions made by policy-makers, practitioners and individuals are based on reliable research and evidence. The extent to which research impacts sustainable development is influenced by complex factors on the supply and demand side of evidence production.
The key to research impact is building the connections between evidence producers and consumers. Individuals’ require the skills to access and appraise evidence, while organisations need to strengthen culture to use evidence. By working on the supply and demand, we help partners build effective evidence ecosystems to support research impact.
Through our evaluation, learning and strategy services we support our partners to maximise the impact of their research to ensure that it is used, informs learning, and impacts policy and practice. By working on research supply and demand, we help our partners build effective evidence ecosystems that support sustainable development.