Domain: Research

Research, Evidence and Impact - as part of the AT2030 programme

Location: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Indonesia

The AT2030 Sub-Programme on “Research, evidence and impact” seeks to understand ‘what works’ and develop a framework for the innovations and policy interventions across the AT2030 programme.

A workshop room showing a range of wheelchairs including a hand powered bike in the foreground.

The programme is jointly led by UCL's Institute of Innovation in Public Purpose and GDI's Academic Director, Cathy Holloway. Working with the other UCL partners alongside WHO, CHAI, Maynooth University, London School of Hygene and Tropical Medicine, Leonard Cheshire and UNICEF we aim to:

Measuring progress against the mission: reimagining value, Impact and return on investment (ROI)

Led by the IIPP we aim to operationalise a common impact framework for measuring success and Return on Investment (RoI) for Donors and Governments. The developed methodologies will be tested with the projects across AT2030 as well as with allied projects through partnerships with research councils and entrepreneurial networks. The result will be a robust set of ROI measures which allow for sustained growth within the sector.

Develop the market shaping framework methodology for assistive technology (AT)

Led by GDI Hub we aim to draw from the mission work and across the broader work across the AT2030 programme to develop an innovation-based methodology for market shaping in the AT sector, which will be scoped, tested and refined. This will be shaped by agile, targeted evidence gathering to support business cases and market development opportunities within sectors.

User Demand, discrimination and stigma - how to we generate latent demand and eliminate discrimination and stigma

We know that even when appropriate products are available, potential AT users are dissuaded from using them due to issues such as stigma and discrimination. In this research we complement the focus on the supply side, by researching barriers to user take-up of AT and testing approaches which stimulate user demand by overcoming these. We will utilise a dynamic and participatory approach, considering both users of devices and their environments (both physical and family/community). This project is led by Leonard Cheshire

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