About Research and Policy in Development
For over a decade, the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme has occupied a unique place in ODI’s range of expert teams through its transdisciplinary focus on the relationship between research, policy and practice.
The Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme investigate how research can result in evidence-informed policy-making, and use our insights to develop practical tools, skills and competencies for policy influence.
Our research and projects focus on understanding how researchers, think tanks, civil society organisations and donors work to create policy influence, how they can improve their strategies and tools for monitoring and evaluation and how demand for research-based evidence can be strengthened in policy-making.
Read more about our projects, our recent publications and blogs, or look at our different areas of work.