Expertise

Applied research

Conduct collaborative research to understand and address socially relevant issues. Draw on systematic reviews, evidence syntheses, meta-evaluations, participatory action research, and mixed qualitative-quantitative research.

Program evaluation

Provide quality, timely, and independent information on program processes and outcomes. Offer guidance in evaluation planning, logic models, Theories of Change, outcome mapping, outcome harvesting, gender evaluation, and sustainability evaluation.

Knowledge translation

Design and implement plans to disseminate program results including selecting channels, developing key messages, and evaluating the effectiveness of efforts. Translate knowledge to practice for policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and communities.


Guiding principles

Co-production

Respect, collaborate, and learn from each other toward mutual goals. Engage with those that influence and are influenced by the program in its design, implementation, and evaluation.


Social equity

Commitment to eliminate inequalities across social identities including race, gender, class, and so on into all projects. Assess the differential impact programs many have on different groups of people


Purpose

Projects are designed to inform an explicit decision such as discontinuing, expanding, or adapting a process. Findings are communicated to and used by program stakeholders.


Previous and ongoing partners


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