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The Year Ahead



Our vision for 2023 builds on a strong foundation to generate more equitable and evidence-based policies for a better world.

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Scale to reach millions

Partner with governments to test, innovate, and scale effective approaches that improve lives worldwide.

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Break down barriers

Remove barriers to conducting randomized evaluations for researchers with backgrounds underrepresented in economics through mentorship, training, and funding.

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Ensure climate solutions reach the most vulnerable

Design, test, and scale cost-effective, high-impact policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and poverty alleviation.

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Improve the effectiveness of humanitarian action

Build momentum around impact evaluation in the humanitarian sector through research funding, partnership development, and training.

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Respond to emerging challenges

Generate new research on early childhood development, high-quality learning for all children, and delivering accurate information to inform citizens’ voting decisions.

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Renew focus on cost-effectiveness

Develop a suite of comparative cost-effectiveness analyses that build on our existing library to help people make informed decisions about where to invest scarce resources for maximum impact.

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Catalyze private sector impact

Build a new line of work with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investors and corporate partners to accelerate impact through commercial pathways to scale. 

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