They specialize in conducting high-quality policy and action-oriented research by partnering with influential stakeholders to inform policymaking debates. They collaborate with leading professors and economists, development specialists, and industry experts on research design and implementation, and data analysis and dissemination.
Their projects are headed by Principal Investigators (PI) and supported by Research Managers and Associates. Their field and data management experts ensure that data is collected and safeguarded in compliance with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements.
Their field teams collect primary survey data at individual, household, village, firm, or institutional level. These efforts are often complemented with qualitative interviews and focus group discussions. Data collection is conducted under the expert supervision of their Support Unit primarily using digital devices such as tablets and notebooks (conventional paper surveys are employed when digital methods are infeasible).
Their policy outreach team generates research in areas that are more closely related to specific policy change or micro-level issues. The team disseminates findings for improved policy making by facilitating policy dialogues between industry stakeholders.