To achieve large-scale, lasting impact in health, education and nutrition, the work must be driven by country leaders.

That’s why Results for Development puts change agents — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — at the center of our mission. Working alongside country leaders, we help them untangle the complexities of long-term systems change. We support them to diagnose root causes of challenges, co-create locally relevant solutions informed by global knowledge, take actionable steps to drive change, and engage in learning to adapt and continuously improve. And we share what we learn so others around the world can achieve results for development too.

We work with change agents to solve their immediate challenges today, while also strengthening systems and institutions to address tomorrow’s challenges. This is how innovative technology-supported learning becomes a standard for all classrooms, not just one. How effective approaches to fight malnutrition are integrated into health systems. How health data from hundreds of sources can be channeled into a single dashboard, unifying how we see the pandemic and fight it.

Since our founding, R4D has listened and learned alongside our partners — leveraging, but not leading with our own expertise. We create space for our country partners to lead, building a world of healthier, educated people who will drive their own prosperity for generations to come.

Our Vision

Healthy, educated people — the foundation of prosperous societies.

Our Mission

We work with change agents around the globe to create self-sustaining systems that support healthy, educated people.


Our History

Results for Development was established in 2008 in response to a need for an organization that could work at the nexus between thinking and doing, with skill not just in developing promising, evidence-based ideas but also in the arduous art of applying them in practice.

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Global & Regional Initiatives

R4D is a globally recognized leader for designing initiatives that connect implementers, experts and funders across countries to build knowledge and get that knowledge into practice.