American Institutes for Research
American Institutes for Research (AIR) is committed to the design, implementation and use of mixed-methods evaluations and systematic reviews in international development. AIR’s work has included mixed-methods impact and process evaluations of agricultural programmes in Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali and Uganda; early childhood development programmes in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Peru; gender socialisation programmes in Uganda and Nigeria; a housing programme in India; nutrition programmes in Zambia and Bangladesh; and social cash transfer programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe. AIR is also conducting systematic reviews on early grade reading in Latin America and on the impact of vocational and business training. The characteristics of AIR’s evaluations contribute to evidence-informed policy. For example, AIR’s evaluation of the Zambian cash transfer programme found positive effects on a wide array of outcomes. The findings contributed to the Zambian government’s decision to scale-up the programme.