Influence

The Sustainability Research Effectiveness Program's work has influenced monitoring and evaluation strategies, as well as research quality frameworks among various organizations worldwide.

CGIAR Quality of Research for Development

The CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership council adopted the principles and concepts of the Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework as part of their Research for Development Framework to guide CGIAR research effectiveness.

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Research Proposal Criteria

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) adopted principles and criteria adapted from the Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework in their call for research proposals in 2018. The purpose of the call was to attract projects that were more deliberate about providing solutions for climate change and built in stronger engagement with solutions partners.

Power to Be Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy

The Sustainability Research Effectiveness team facilitated a Theory of Change workshop with Power to Be to develop a new way of monitoring and evaluating the organization’s impact.

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants Program

Brian Belcher was invited to review and provide input to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s design of a new Strategic Partnership Grants program, which aims to leverage partnerships between academic researchers and research users to benefit Canada’s economy, society, and/or environment. The program log frame development was informed by the work of the Sustainability Research Effectiveness program and the assessment criteria drew on principles and criteria in the Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework.

Ashoka Canada Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy

The Sustainability Research Effectiveness team supported Ashoka Canada to develop a Theory of Change to support their monitoring and evaluation of  their changemaker campus designation and changemaker fellowship programs to inspire a culture of change leaders that contribute to systems transformation.