Research & Literacy Program For Organizations
There is a growing recognition of the critical importance of evidence based decision making. Our research and data literacy program for organizations is designed to support and strengthen the capacity of organizations to engage in evidence based decision making by addressing any skills gap in their workforce. Our program is designed to address the twin skills needed in this area – applied research and data analytics. Through capacity building workshops and learning institutes, offered face to face or using online technology, our program targets the following groups-
- Higher education institutions. Our higher education programs provide technical assistance in the area of institutional research and assessment. As part of the program, we are placed to offer the following – a) help in building an institutional research program; b) help design and build a program for assessment; and c) help build capacity for using data to improve the student experience.
- Non-governmental organizations. Non-governmental organizations engage in important service delivery across several communities worldwide. These organizations must demonstrate how effective their efforts are. They must constantly seek feedback from the community they serve. Our program for non-governmental organizations is designed to build in house capacity to do the following – a) conduct applied research to support program design; b) develop instruments for collecting feedback from communities served; c) develop tools and processes for regular program evaluation; and d) build the skills needed for data analytics.
- Civil Society Organizations. Civil society organizations are increasingly becoming important players in helping to both educate citizens on matters of governance and democracy as well as provide feedback to decision makers through their work. Our civil society organizations program is designed to help strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to do the following – a) conduct applied research; b) analyze public policy and programs; c) conduct data analysis; and d) communicate research findings to citizens and policy makers.