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Publication and dissemination of products that emerge from R4D is an essential part of our work. We are committed to sharing our publications in both print and electronic formats. Browse our list of featured publications below. You can also view topic specific publications for our focus areas in Global Education, Global Health, Governance and Market Dynamics.

Featured Resources

R4D’s technical study commissioned by the Malala Fund - a non-profit organization focused on empowering girls through secondary education -  builds on the analysis by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) to shed further light on the cost of providing fee-free access to both upper and lower secondary school by 2030.

With a view towards the post-2015 agenda, this piece published in the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s biannual journal - Early Childhood Matters - takes stock of the current accessibility of pre-primary education, the main forms of delivery, and the key challenges.

During a child’s first 1,000 days of life, critical cognitive and physical developments occur that play a major role in determining his or her success later in life. For millions of children, preventable threats like undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies can cloud the future. The good news is that there is hope on the horizon.

Micronutrient powders have been identified as a low-cost, effective intervention to prevent iron deficiency anemia in infants and small children. A new report from the Results for Development Institute (R4D) examines the landscape of supply- and demand-side challenges facing scaled up delivery of micronutrient powders to millions of vulnerable children.

In partnership with the University of Washington, Results for Development Institute has undertaken a rigorous 15-month research study to provide a better understanding of how context, think tank performance, and think tank decisions are related.  The resulting paper provides new evidence and insight into many questions that may help think tank executive directors, staff, and donors alike better assess their context and respond effectively.  

The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) launched The Primary Care Innovator’s Handbook: Voices from Leaders in the Field. The Handbook is an attempt to share knowledge between innovators in an open and informal way, and to encourage more conversations of this style among the community of innovators working to improve primary care.

Highlights: Findings From 2014 identifies healthcare programs, policies, and practices, documents and analyzes promising practices, and spotlights programs with potential for scale up and adaptation within and across borders. Read about more than 70 programs working to make quality healthcare delivered by innovators affordable and accessible to the world's poor.

Social Accountability is an approach that can help solve these problems by making government services and spending more effective. It involves informing communities of their entitlements, training them to monitor services, and empowering them to demand change. This video uses the example of a pregnant mother to depict how civil society-led efforts can lead to improved maternal and child health outcomes, and more!

Across the globe, billions of citizens are having difficulty accessing basic services - resources are unavailable, providers do not report to work, and funds are leaked before reaching communities. Social accountability is an approach that can fix this problem, by empowering citizens to engage government and service providers to ensure their basic needs are met. Social accountability projects typically follow a four-tiered approach. To learn more about what types of problems social accountability can address and how, check out this infographic. 

"The Economic Returns to Investment in AIDS Treatment in Low and Middle Income Countries," is one of the first efforts to look systematically at the expected economic benefits (returns) to large scale investment in AIDS treatment.