Lean Research

How can research in international development create positive impact for all stakeholders and participants in the research process? 

Lean Research is a project co-led by researchers at MIT D-Lab, the Tufts Fletcher School, and Root Capital to develop standards of excellence and best practices for conducting research in communities affected by poverty.  Through this project, a group of researchers and practitioners from leading development institutions are refining, implementing, and testing an approach to research that minimizes waste and maximizes the positive impact of the research process and results on participants and end users. 

Learn more on the Lean Research website!