R&D Focus Areas

  • Research
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Impact Assessment 
  • Program Design

Research and Development



Evidence Based Decision-Making is a process for making decisions about a program, practice, or policy that is grounded in the best available research evidence and informed by experiential evidence from the field and relevant contextual evidence.

Evidence based decision-making has become increasingly prominent on the national and international development agendas. An evidence-based approach helps policy-makers and practitioners make well informed decisions by putting the best available evidence at the heart of policy and programme development and implementation. Organizations should use research to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing­ problems and support or develop new theories.

HDI carries out research to assist our clients to: Keep up to date with the existing body of evidence and ensure its effective use in their programs; Generate new evidence to address global knowledge gaps and thematic areas challenges; Understand and determine needs, local perceptions and realities of programme contexts.

HDI International’s research activities include;

  • Needs Assessment
  • Feasibility Study
  • Baseline Survey
  • Perception Survey
  • Market Research

Surveys and Data Collection

Surveys are valuable tools for collecting accurate, objective, and credible data when there is little or no existing data and when resources are insufficient to analyze an entire population.

HDI International has the expertise and experience developing high quality survey and data collection instruments that will achieve high response rates and get valid information. Our work is anchored in proven methods and best practices in the survey industry, with a strong emphasis on timeliness, efficiency, quality, and technological innovation. Our ability to fuse subject and survey competencies ensures that data collected through surveys are valid, reliable and relevant. HDI International has the capacity to collect data in a variety of modes in complex data collection plans requiring mixed-mode survey designs and technology solutions.

HDI International’s surveys and data collection activities include;

  • Survey Design
  • Instruments Development
  • Data Collection


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