Pilot studies and projects take a learning-by-doing approach to capacity building. Pilots help field-test innovative ideas and help researchers and practitioners develop large-scale research engagements that generate key evidence. These projects give researchers a deeper institutional understanding of programs, and allow them to try out the logistics of high-risk but high-return innovations that can then be tested at a larger scale.
Content & Audience:
Pilot projects bring together policy/program teams and researchers to facilitate collaborative and active learning while demonstrating the practical value of data and evidence for policy decisions. In accordance with a demand-driven approach to evidence-based policy, content is dependent on the research or policy objective projects have helped answer questions across varied policy areas, including environment, health, human capital investment, tax collection, auditing delivery of government services, crime prevention and social protection programs.