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Prosperity starts with healthy, educated people. And that starts with strong, self-sustaining systems.

Today’s leaders know they must strengthen systems to achieve sustainable progress in health, education and nutrition. But many grapple with the complexities of how. Results for Development engages change agents in low- and middle-income countries — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to untangle that “how.” How to mobilize and focus resources to better protect mothers and children from malnutrition so they’re able to grow and thrive. How to introduce play-based learning into national early education programs so that young minds can thrive. How to ensure that affordable, high-quality care reaches people living at the furthest edges of the health system.

We listen and we learn alongside our partners, bringing global expertise in health, education and nutrition along with an understanding of what makes systems work best, from sustainable financing to engaged citizens. Then we collaborate to transform knowledge into action, strengthening systems so they are self-sustaining, serve everyone and deliver lasting results. What we learn locally, we share globally with our network of practitioners around the world, helping others achieve results for development, too.

Finding the how helps change agents move from ambition to results. It builds a world of healthier, more educated people. It transforms “we should” into “we did.” For everyone. For always.

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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R4D Digital Communities

We create and support global communities of innovators, funders and policymakers for continuous and iterative learning, knowledge generation, exchange and collaboration. Explore some of our communities: