Sightsavers Reports

Research strategy 2014 – 2019

October 2017

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.

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Sightsavers and disability rights
A health worker talks to an LF patient.
News / NTDs /

Research calls for new approach to treating neglected tropical diseases in urban areas

Research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases says distributing medication on a large scale in urban areas may not be the most effective solution.

February 2018
A street in an urban slum in Lahore.
Sightsavers blog

Going where the need is greatest: eye care in Lahore, Pakistan

It’s vitally important to investigate and address eye health disparities in urban areas, says Sightsavers' Guillaume Trotignon.

Guillaume Trotignon, November 2017
A girl standing in front of writing that says welcome to class

Sightsavers awarded Independent Research Organisation status

The organisation is one of the only international non-governmental organisations to hold this status in the UK.

June 2017