Research

Our approach to change

See how we advance ways of working with data, evidence and learning through a value-driven and principled approach to change.

Our values

The work is urgent and demanding. Our values guide our decision-making, day-to-day work and how we communicate and build relationships. In everything we do, we seek to be:

  • Nimble: We work with curiosity and responsiveness to foster relationships and solutions that are creative and best fit while also keeping to gold standards of measurement.
  • Inclusive: We seek to model equitable participation, humanity and positive regard so that everyone is included and able to shape the change we need. 
  • Collaborative: We work collaboratively with people who are experts and experienced in their domains across diverse sectors, roles and contexts – where everyone can learn and contribute.
  • Strategic: We work to make a practical difference, as quickly as possible, by finding solutions that can scale and be sustained by working with existing national strengths. 

Our working principles 

Our efforts must be contagious and sustainable. These principles underpin how we work and what we ask of everyone involved in ending violence against children. 

  • Co-create: No single person or organisation has the solution or power to bring sustainable change – together we can. Broker relationships and convene spaces for rigorous, respectful joint-working and peer-to-peer learning. 
  • Facilitate iterative learning. We learn by doing. We prioritise applied learning. We encourage leaders to apply their learning directly to very specific interventions or problem/issues in their own context. All core concepts are layered with learning sequentially to build on previous learning and concepts.
  • Shape and apply solutions locally. Context is everything. Equity is the foundation. We must operationalize learning, evidence and plans in ways that respects local knowledge and prioritises ‘best fit’ along with 'best practice’.
  • Make complexity understandable and use simple language: Knowledge must be in the service of people who can make changes in norms, policy and practice. Demystifying data, evidence and learning so that it is accessible is central to the approach, connecting key academic concepts with people’s existing practice.