Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where people living with visual impairment and other disabilities participate equally in society.
High quality evidence and research play a key role in our journey towards achieving this. By setting out this five-year strategy, Sightsavers aims to emphasise the importance of research evidence to achieving its organisational goals and provides guidance to its staff, partners and other stakeholders on why and how it will do so.
Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence is the best way of ensuring our programmes are demonstrating scalable and cost-effective approaches that are meeting the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool for advocating with governments and policy makers for improved policies and environments that allow people with disabilities equal opportunities for participation within society.