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Research

High-quality research is critical to help Sightsavers deliver its strategy and programmes successfully.

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Sightsavers supports research in eye health, neglected tropical diseases, education and social inclusion.

Collaborative working with a broad range of research partners is key to developing research capacity both within the organisation and among our partners, and we continue to strive to extend our network of partnerships in the countries in which we work.

Our research centre has more information on how we work, including our organisational research strategy and a selection of our past and current projects and publications.

Our research centre

In 2017, Sightsavers was awarded Independent Research Organisation (IRO) status, making us one of the only international non-governmental organisations to hold this status in the UK.

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Why we conduct research

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Inform programmes

We feed evidence back into our programme design, to make sure they help people in the best possible way.

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Generate evidence

We conduct high quality research to address global gaps in knowledge and improve how we operate.

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Build partnerships

Our research helps us to build effective partnerships so we can generate and use evidence effectively.

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Share our findings

Finally, we make sure our research findings are shared effectively, both within and outside the organisation.

Read more about Sightsavers’ research

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Sightsavers and RSTMH host learning event on major tropical disease programme

Sightsavers and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene are hosting an event with experts from the Ascend West and Central Africa programme to share key learnings.

September 2022
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Sightsavers publishes new eye health research in partnership with RSTMH

The research supplement highlights how non-governmental organisations such as Sightsavers can generate high-quality evidence through their programmes.

April 2022
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Sightsavers partnership aims to research the impact of climate change on NTDs

Sightsavers and the Walker Institute will explore different climate change scenarios to predict areas that will be most affected by neglected tropical diseases in the future.

March 2022