The report identifies organisational “archetypes”, collects best practices and common barriers and offers general recommendations for institutionalising RIE implementation and evidence take-up.
A consortium of the consulting firms Scio and Sattva carried out the study between April 2020 and December 2020. Based on the criteria of (a) similarity to GDC organisations, (b) reputation regarding RIE implementation or evidence take-up, and (c) learning potential for GDC, we selected the following institutions for in-depth analysis: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Agence française de développement (AFD), FCDO, J-PAL, MCC, Oxfam, USAID and the What Works Network (WWN).
Data collection was based on key informant interviews and accompanied by a literature search and analysis. In total, 29 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Interviews lasted one hour on average. A framework for institutionalisation guided the semi-structured interviews and subsequent data analysis. The framework covered different factors that potentially affected the systematic integration of the RIE approach into an organisation (e.g. strategic alignment and level of buy-in, funding and resources etc.).