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About us

We use data and evidence to help leaders improve lives worldwide.

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What we do

IDinsight is a mission-driven global advisory, data analytics, and research organization that helps global development leaders maximize their social impact. We tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools, including randomized evaluations and machine learning, to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities. We work with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. We work across a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, and financial inclusion. We have team members who are remote and have offices in Dakar, Lusaka, Manila, Nairobi, New Delhi, and Rabat.

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Our vision

We aim to improve millions of lives by transforming how the social sector innovates, learns, and improves.

Our mission

Our mission is to use data and evidence to help leaders combat poverty worldwide.


Projects completed in more than 30 countries.


IDinsight regional offices across Africa and Asia.


Dedicated IDinsighters working to support decision-makers.

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Our values

IDinsight is committed to building a diverse team and creating an equitable and inclusive professional experience for each of its team members. We understand the value of diverse perspectives to make the best decisions as well as the importance of deep contextual knowledge for the work we do. Read more about our commitment here.

IDinsight’s team is driven by common values which guide our actions. These values are a statement of commitment to our teammates, clients, and partners.

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We measure our success by the extent to which our work contributes to improving lives.


We respect & seek to learn from our partners’ & teammates’ expertise in their complex & dynamic environments, & from each other.


We believe that every person should be valued, respected & empowered to succeed, both within our organization & in the work we do.


We are truthful, transparent, & sincere with our partners and each other.


We are committed to improving ourselves & the organization; we know working together makes us better.

Research ethics

In most cases, the information IDinsight collects comes from questioning or observing individuals, within the context of observational or experimental research. Our ethical principles are used to guide study design and implementation. Read our research ethics policy here.


View our audited financial statements and Forms 990 on this page.