Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that are preventing people in low and middle income countries from realizing their full potential. Working in multiple sectors – including Global Education, Global Health, Governance, and Market Dynamics -- R4D focuses on finding ways to reduce poverty and improve lives, mainly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The methods and approaches we use to pursue our mission include:
- Providing analysis and advice. We work with governments, nongovernment organizations, and private sector entities, helping them improve their policies and programs in support of their objectives. We concentrate mainly on making a difference on the ground, in countries where the needs are; and we also help their development partners be more effective, including donors and global institutions.
- Enabling communities of knowledge, practice, or common purpose to engage more productively together and attain goals with major impact. We develop and implement tools that facilitate faster and more impactful sharing of ideas and information, often dramatically lowering transaction costs, and we form and strengthen networks that build capacity for better designing and managing change for the better.
- Removing barriers impeding efficiency in global markets for essential commodities (for instance, in health and nutrition). We identify, and make actionable, measures that help poorly functioning, weakly coordinated, or insufficiently mature markets to work better; this market “shaping” can lead to better outcomes and large monetary savings for the public good.
- Discovering and incubating ideas and instruments that can accelerate progress. We look for and seize opportunities for taking large leaps forward, whether in innovative finance, creative program design, or other areas.
R4D’s fresh approach to exploring new and innovative solutions, has resulted in real impact on the ground for those in most need in developing countries. By pairing research with action, R4D has helped improve the economic and social prospects of the world’s poor.”
-- Roberto Danino, R4D Board Member - Former Prime Minister of Peru