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.

Want to read more about our work?

Sightsavers and disability rights
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.

Guest Blogger, 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
A group of seven men and two women standing/sitting in front of Countdown banners.
Sightsavers blog
Blogs / NTDs /

Countdown Nigeria: A model for conducting implementation research

Investigating the cost-effective scale-up of sustainable solutions to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases by 2020.

Sightsavers, April 2017