An interview with a respondent in the Innovations for Poverty Action Ghana Youth Survey who has his own tailoring business.Photo Credit: Ishita Ahmed
Interviews in Bamako, Mali, for the Innovations for Poverty Action baseline health survey for the evaluation of "The Role of User Fees and Information in Health Care Decisions - Bamako Health".Photo Credit: Nicolo Tomaselli
Goal: To ensure that development policy is informed by the best available information and evidence.
Governments cannot create effective policies without accurate information. Working chiefly in East and West Africa, we work to build institutions that can collect the data and conduct the research and evaluations that policymakers need for informed decisions. We place particular emphasis on empirical evidence that can reveal policy needs and opportunities and improve how policy is implemented. In addition to data collection, research, and evaluation, this includes grants to ensure that the resulting studies and reports reach the right policymakers in a timely manner and in forms that they can use.