What We Do

Focus Areas

Global Education

R4D Education’s initiatives concentrate largely on levers for change in areas with high potential for impact: innovations,evaluation and learning, out-of-school children, skills for employability, financing, and early childhood.

Global Health

R4D leverages extensive networks and expertise to improve health and achieve equity in health outcomes for all people around the world. R4D’s global health work unlocks new possibilities for global health actors worldwide.


R4D’s Governance Program believes that the key to improving the efficiency and quality of public spending and services, and thus people’s access to basic rights, is to strengthen citizens’ ability to hold their government accountable.

Market Dynamics

R4D’s Market Dynamics practice harnesses the private sector to broaden access to vital goods that positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world.

R4D's water, sanitation and hygiene work aims to: understand the barriers facing communities in accessing WASH services; connect local innovators to each other for peer learning; and leverage learning opportunities to help them increase their reach. More >>

R4D works with partners to design, test, adapt, and evaluate programs that improve people’s lives. More >>

Malnutrition is a pervasive and neglected problem. A child dies from hunger-related diseases every 5 seconds, and over 45% of all child deaths globally can be attributed to malnutrition. More >>