We take a service-oriented approach to helping our partners understand the root of the challenges they face, test new ideas, and discover innovative solutions. We are passionate about what we do and committed to the highest standards of methodological rigor.


With 1 team that has mastered 10 capabilities, we aim to serve 100 partner missions, inform 1,000 decisions, and improve 1,000,000 lives.

Positive Powers
10b, 100, 101, 102, 103, 106

1 team
10 capabilities
Serve 100 missions
Inform 1,000 decisions
Improve 1,000,000 lives


Our values combine a commitment to rigor and technical expertise with an equal commitment to authenticity and engagement that allows us to build trust with our partners and within our team.

We refer to this balance between cold, technical skills and warm, relational skills as the Basis Dualities.

Basis Dualities

Complex Methods
Simple Communication
Independent Research
Empathetic Engagement
Objective Lens
Passionate Perspectives
Standardized Processes
Original Solutions
Globally Oriented
Locally Embedded
Data Informed
Mission Driven
Talented Professionals
Authentic People

Advancing policy through research.

How can we help?

We are an independent research firm specializing in policy research & program evaluation, delivering reliable data to inform policy & guide decision-making.