Achieving Impact

The Centre for Capacity Research aims to achieve impact through three core work streams as depicted in our theory of change below. 

These work streams include activities that foster a greater demand for evidence-informed capacity strengthening practice amongst funders and implementing partners, that increase the supply of high-quality evidence to inform capacity strengthening practice, and that grow the community of scientists engaged in capacity strengthening research.

High-quality research can be used to improve the lives of people in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) but to generate this research, scientists need not only appropriate skills and knowledge, they also need to work in institutions that value and actively support innovative research. With funders increasingly needing to be confident that their efforts to improve research capacity are effective, evidence about what works in different institutional contexts and which metrics to use to demonstrate progress, impact and sustainability, are urgently required.