Our research is guided by the principle of providing actionable evidence to policy-makers, program managers, practitioners, and academic communities.

Our researchers deliver breadth, depth, and scientific excellence. In emphasizing partnerships with implementers and by welcoming visiting or collaborating scholars, we seek to address concrete problems and to identify and respond to trends and emerging issues in water, health, and development.

In our first six years, we especially focused on evidence to support policies during the changeover from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. We also worked with implementers to understand “what works” in existing programs and different contexts, yielding insights which are already being applied by our partners around the world.

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Current Projects

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Capabilities That Support Our Research Include

  • Surveys
  • Field Studies
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Literature Reviews
  • Policy Analysis
  • Policy Recommendations
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Performance Reviews
  • Epidemiological Studies
  • Framework Development
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Demographic Studies