How we use our research
Because we work so closely with partners and stakeholders, learning from research to improve programme planning happens immediately. We also help translate data and recommendations into practice, and monitor how improvements are affecting programme achievements.
Our research and learning is routinely shared between countries, programmes and at international conferences. Our team – which has an impressive range of thematic expertise and methodology experience – publishes findings in professional and scientific journals, so others can benefit.
Research in action
Rutgers leads this pioneering research programme, gathering evidence on how our CSE programme Setara influences SRHR outcomes and shapes gender norms and equality in Indonesia.
The programme uses research to influence policy at local, national and global level. Explore4Action
Get Up, Speak Out (GUSO)
GUSO empowered young people to realise their SRHR in societies with a positive stance towards sexuality.
Rutgers led the development of the planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning framework, strengthened partners’ capacity in report writing, gathering outcomes, monitoring and learning and coordinated baseline and endline studies.
Nine research projects were completed within GUSO, including on the impact of COVID-19 and on youth-led accountability. GUSO
This joint programme focused on young people in Burundi. Rutgers provided technical support in sexual reproductive health and rights and comprehensive sexuality education and was responsible for monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Rutgers led five operational research projects, conducted by local researchers, including young co-researchers. With additional funding from the Dutch Research Council, Rutgers was part of an academic study led by the University of Amsterdam on the programme’s sex education component.