More than a billion people worldwide live on less than a dollar a day, and they suffer from the stark economic, health, and social consequences of poverty. Reducing poverty and improving the lives of people in developing nations require evidence-based policies and programs in such sectors as agriculture, education, health, infrastructure, and social protection. Governments, donors, foundations, and nonprofit organizations increasingly recognize the need for evidence-based solutions, and they seek  help in creating monitoring and evaluation systems, assessing the implementation of programs, rigorously measuring program impacts, and generating recommendations for improvement.

Mathematica’s Center for International Policy Research and Evaluation (CIPRE) strives to provide high quality and objective research-based information to funders and policymakers tackling major problems around the globe.

CIPRE staff conduct research-related activities, including rigorous impact evaluations, qualitative process studies, and systematic reviews. They also provide technical assistance to develop measurement, evaluation, and learning approaches and to build local capacity in evaluation. We have the capacity and systems to successfully execute and manage large and complex research studies. We work closely and flexibly with funders, stakeholders, and local implementers on all projects to understand their needs, and we design evaluations accordingly, taking into account the realities of field implementation.