Strategic Partners

Key to fulfilling our mission are strong strategic partnerships with high capacity organizations involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs, and that are at the forefront of engaging with policy makers.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, is a leader in the field of humanitarian action and emergency relief currently working in over 30 conflict-affected countries. The IRC is as an Intervention Design and Implementation Partner, with whom TIES works to incorporate theory and research on child development and social settings into the design and evaluation of programs aimed at improving development and learning for children living in contexts of conflict and crisis.

Innovations for Poverty Action

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) was founded in 2002 by Dean Karlan as a non-profit organization with the goal of serving as an institutional link between academic research and real-world problems in developing countries. IPA has worked in 51 countries, with nearly 350 ongoing or completed impact evaluations, and it currently has Country Programs with supportive infrastructure and key stakeholder relationships in 17 countries. IPA is an Evaluation Partner, with whom TIES works to design interventions and evaluations of programs firmly rooted in the science of settings and human development.

The World Bank

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) is one of the world’s largest international multilateral lending institutions dedicated to global poverty reduction and development. The World Bank is a Thought Partner, with whom TIES engages to share resources and scholarship to mutually improve the design and evaluation of large scale programs in collaboration with governments to promote child development.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) was launched in 2012, under the auspices of UN Sectretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to recruit scientific and technical input from experts in academia, civil society and the private sector to identify sustainable solutions to problems at local, national and global scales. The SDSN has provided research and technical input into all areas of the post-2015 sustainable development goals across their development and implementation. The SDSN aims to promote integrated solutions to problems of sustainable development at local, national, and global levels.

Save the Children

Save the Children is a large international NGO operating in 120 countries worldwide. Save is an implementing organization actively involved in programs to improve child and youth development, from nutrition and health, to learning and livelihoods. Save’s activities range from policy outreach and advocacy to intervention development and implementation. Their interventions are informed by developmental science to achieve maximum impact. Save advocates for evidence based policy making and is thus investing in research to test the effectiveness of their programs.