We use data and evidence to help leaders improve lives worldwide.
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 global team brings passion and enthusiasm to all that we do.
We aim to improve millions of lives by transforming how the social sector innovates, learns, and improves.
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.
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.
We measure our success by the extent to which our work increases the social impact of our clients.
We scrutinize and validate the assumptions behind our answers to the best of our abilities. We continually refine our work and strategy to maximize social impact.
We understand that it is a privilege – not a sacrifice – to serve a cause bigger than ourselves.
We each put the interests of communities, our partners, and our teammates before our own, and in every interaction seek to give more than we take. We work hard to make the most of this privilege.
We often operate in someone else’s home, community, office, or country and recognize the limits of our personal knowledge.
We believe that having multiple perspectives is valuable and necessary. We seek to raise the profile of the organizations with whom we work above and beyond our own.
We share our objective findings and honest opinions with each client – even if they are unpopular.
We readily share when IDinsight is not the appropriate service provider for a given context. We are honest with each other and are a flat organization: the best idea and evidence wins. If we disagree with a teammate, we have an obligation to state our views.
We act as owners of IDinsight.
We proactively work to fix anything broken or flawed in our organization. We each are responsible for helping IDinsight continually innovate, learn, and improve.
We question the status quo and find levers for change.
We understand that effective change is founded on a holistic understanding of why the status quo persists and we work with others to create a greater, sustained impact. We are intellectually curious about the wider world and seek to make it a better place.
We bring to bear the skill and effort needed to produce work of the absolute highest quality.
We work hard and efficiently. Our work is judged by our outputs, not our effort. We are conscientious and respectful in what we say and do. We represent IDinsight values, both on and off the job.
We are committed to enabling our colleagues to reach their full long-term professional potential.
We insist that each employee gain skills and knowledge by purposefully creating opportunities and raising the bar. We understand that we sometimes live and work in difficult circumstances. We look out for each other professionally and personally.
We work with business and social enterprise leaders to streamline operations, quantify social impact, and to pilot, perfect, and scale-up programs.
We collaborate with government leaders to develop and roll out data-driven policy solutions aligned with their priorities and within their budgets.
We work with international agencies to ensure their agendas and operations are founded on the best available data and evidence.
We support NGO partners to improve program design, streamline implementation, evaluate impact, and accelerate scale-up.
We support philanthropic organizations to measure their impact, assess new ventures, identify optimal social investments, and support their grantees.
Reach out to our team to find out more about our work.
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.
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