For over 35 years, Action Against Hunger has been at the forefront of the fight against hunger worldwide. Today, we have developed an established reputation as an evidence-based organisation, capable of providing high-quality technical and operational support, even in the most challenging contexts.
Research is fundamental to Action Against Hunger’s ability to innovate, learn, and grow, in order to ultimately better serve our beneficiaries.
Our operational programmes and research are intrinsically linked, with research designed as an integral part of our programmes and with the explicit aim to generate new evidence that will inform our programmes at scale. We support evidence-based interventions whilst constantly testing adaptations and innovations to the way we work in order to generate the evidence we need to influence our approach at scale.
Our aim is to have a constant feedback loop; as new results emerge from our research, evidence-based recommendations will inform our operational programmes and research priorities.
By focusing on learning and improvement via our research activities, we aim to increase our impact – reaching more vulnerable people with high-quality, safe, and effective interventions than we could have before.
Action Against Hunger’s Research Strategy for 2016 – 2020 outlines three priority work streams that the organisation has identified in line with our International Strategic Plan (ISP).
These research work streams are:
- Prevention of undernutrition: understanding and addressing the causes of hunger;
- Treatment of undernutrition: managing and mitigating the consequences of undernutrition;
- Effectiveness of humanitarian assistance: encouraging preparedness, improve reactivity and a higher quality of response.
Within these priority areas, we aim to use our expertise and capacity to address critical gaps in the evidence base in order to contribute to tangible improvements in policy and practice.