Evidence Synthesis for Policy and Practice

Understanding, extracting, and clearly communicating the implications of multiple evaluations for policy and practice

As we conduct rigorous evaluations across sites, initiatives, and demonstrations, we share our client’s interest in making sense of multiple findings that do not always converge into a coherent story. By synthesizing evidence from multiple sources, we can develop the deeper story within the data to enable better decisions about policies and programs, and matters of individual behavior choice.

Understanding and extracting the implications of multiple evaluations for policy and practice is a large and innovative research area at RTI. We focus in particular on developing interactive and graphic displays that synthesize vast amounts of information to make it more easily consumed—by our clients and the general public.