Results for Development Institute

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Results for Development Institute
R4D logo.jpg
Abbreviation R4D
Motto Finding new ways to tackle the world's toughest development challenges.
Type Non-Profit Organization - International Development
Headquarters 1100 15th Street NW, Suite 400
David de Ferranti

Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.. Founded in 2007, R4D focuses on accelerating social and economic progress in low and middle income countries.

R4D provides policy analysis, critical information, decision-making tools, and policy advice to governments, civil society organizations, and international funders in order to stimulate positive change. R4D's stated mission is to "spark innovative ideas and catalyze high impact actions that reduce poverty and improve lives in developing countries."[1]

Projects & Initiatives[edit]

R4D headquarters in Washington, D.C.

R4D’s current portfolio of projects and initiatives largely focuses on development issues related to Health and Transparency & Good Governance. However, in 2009 they expanded to include an Education program dedicated to improving education policy making in developing countries by building governments’ capacity, promoting independent policy institutes and civil society organizations, and advising both donors and other sources of external funding.

aids2031: Costs and Financing Working Group aids2031 is an international consortium of partners examining the future of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Costs and Financing Working Group is focused on modeling and analyzing the long-term costs and financing of the epidemic, and examining scenarios in which major policy shifts now can improve the future expenditure and financing situation.

Assessing Innovations in Global Health R&D Policy and Financing R4D is leading the formation of an assessment center for innovative global health R&D policy and finance proposals. The focus is on proposed new ideas aimed at accelerating the development of drugs and other health technologies for neglected diseases.

Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) CHMI is a global network of partners that systematically identifies, documents, and analyzes health market innovations, disseminates information about these models, and facilitates strategic linkages among entrepreneurs, funders, policymakers, and researchers.

Constraints to Vaccine Adoption in Low and Middle Income Countries Results for Development Institute (R4D), received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct a study to enhance global knowledge and understanding of the challenges that Lower Middle Income Countries (LMICs) face as they consider the adoption of new vaccines.

Country Assessment of the Private Health Sector in Ghana The Ministry of Health, with support from the joint IFC/World Bank Health in Africa Initiative, launched the Country Assessment on July 20, 2009. At present the R4D study team is conducting a large-scale review of the Ghanaian private health sector, with the ultimate goal of offering concrete, actionable recommendations on effectively harnessing the potential of private providers of health services.

Developing Indicators for the Business of Health in Africa R4D, in partnership with RAND Corporation and Economist Intelligence Unit, is leading an indicator scoping exercise to identify a set of indicators to monitor and evaluate the role of private sector provision of health related goods and services to fulfill the needs of the World Bank's Flagship Report, The Business of Health in Africa.

Global Health Workforce Alliance R4D serves as the secretariat for the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) Financing Task Force (FTF). Under the direction of the FTF, R4D is focusing on synthesizing empirical and programmatic evidence on HRH financing; guiding how evidence can be used in implementing financing policies; and providing Ministries of Health and Education with HRH financing and policy development tools.

Innovative Financing for Global Health R&D R4D is identifying innovative approaches to financing global health R&D that reduce barriers and risk in the development of new health technologies. New and improved products are needed to reduce the burden of disease, but creating these products requires difficult long-term scientific efforts, with uncertain return on investment.

Joint Learning Workshop: Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage As a first step in the development of an ongoing cross-learning platform, six countries and their development partners will convene a joint learning workshop in Delhi, India on February 3 – 5, 2010. The workshop will bring together practitioners to share learning around the successes and problem-solve around the challenges of implementing demand-side health financing reforms to expand health coverage.

Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health The Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health (MLI) brings together expertise in leadership development and specialized technical areas needed to design and successfully make and implement health sector policy. As a technical partner in MLI, R4D is providing technical assistance focused on improvements in equitable financing and donor harmonization in Ethiopia, Mali, Nepal, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

Review of GAVI Alliance Eligibility Policies R4D is engaged in a major study to revise GAVI's current eligibility policy to provide countries support for their immunization programs and vaccine adoption. This study will propose new eligibility policy options and evaluate their potential impacts on GAVI's future expenditures and vaccine markets and prices.

Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability The Strengthening Institutions Program, a joint program of the Global Development Network and R4D, aims to strengthen policy debates around public expenditure issues in developing countries by providing support to emerging think tanks to conduct analyses of spending in the health, education, and water sectors.

The Health Financing Task Force The Health Financing Task Force promotes improved use of evidence, knowledge dissemination, and impartial policy dialogue on new ideas in health financing. It aims to engage public and private sector interest and catalyze action to support pro-poor health financing policies. R4D serves as the Secretariat for the Task Force.

The Role of the Private Sector in Health Systems The Role of the Private Sector in Health Systems project sought to advance thinking on the role of the private sector into health systems and develop a broad systems perspective on how public and private sectors can work together to address the challenges of affordability, quality, and availability of care.

The Transparency and Accountability Program (TAP) The Transparency and Accountability Program (TAP) strengthens the capacity of independent monitoring organizations (IMOs) in developing countries to promote improvements in social sector public spending and better hold their governments accountable for expenditure decisions and actions.

Regions & Countries[edit]

The Results for Development Institute has projects operating on the global, regional, and country level. To date, R4D projects reach over 40 countries globally throughout Africa and South and South-East Asia, with a limited presence in Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.


Board of Directors[edit]

Current members of the board include Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Former Minister of Finance and Economy of Nigeria), Roberto Danino (Former Prime Minister of Peru), K.Y. Amoako (President and founder of the African Center for Economic Transformation), Ozgur Karaosmanoglu (SVP of Raymond James & Associates), Ana-Maria Arriagada (Former Senior Executive at the World Bank), Dzingai Mutumbuka (Chair of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa), and Mark W. Hinkley (Former Executive Vice President of OdysseyRe), who chairs the board.


The team at R4D have extensive and diverse backgrounds in social and economic development, with decades of experience in senior positions in international institutions, think tanks, non-profit organizations and the private sector, including David de Ferranti (President and Founder), Nicholas Burnett, Robert Hecht, Gina Lagomarsino, Marty Makinen, and Kanika Bahl.


External links[edit]

  • Results for Development Institute Official Webpage [1]