ResultsinHealth works to generate valid evidence for development projects

ResultsinHealth conducts research that addresses debates about public health challenges and strengthening health systems. Much of this work is performed through the ResultsinHealth Institute, which is the not-for-profit research branch of our organisation. The website of the ResultsinHealth Institute is currently under construction.

In addition to research, we design course curricula at a Masters’ level, teach at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and supervise research projects. We regularly participate in international conferences and symposia. Our extensive field experience helps us to identify gaps in health policy and practice in developing societies.

An example of our work
Research on “Conditional Cash Transfers” (CCT) to poor families in Indonesia

In 2014, ResultsinHealth was asked to lead a study that investigated mechanisms to lift poor families out of extreme poverty (‘graduation’) in a large number of regions in Indonesia. In this programme, poor families are provided with cash money on the condition that they send their children to school, pregnant women attend antenatal clinics, or babies are brought to clinics to be vaccinated. The study’s objective is to identify the reasons why some families manage to improve their lives and continue to their ‘graduation’ level, while others fall back into poverty when the cash transfers end.

ResultsinHealth's added value
ResultsinHealth established a consortium with the Universitas Indonesia (UI), in which ResultsinHealth was asked to be the consortium lead. ResultsinHealth’s strong experience with research methodologies and programmatic implementation, added by UIs impressive experience with related research in Indonesia convinced the donor of the combined quality of the consortium. This study will continue until mid-2015, and includes a wide range of qualitative research methods. It is expected that the study findings will provide critical information on the potential of CCT in the Indonesian context, and help in designing complementary support systems for graduated and non-graduated families.