« The R4ACT project stemmed from our belief that the current way research evidence is presented, is not adapted to programme contexts and policy actors’ expectations. These actors are looking for straightforward, pragmatic and “ready to use” information.  To this end, R4ACT is a process-led approach to inform humanitarian practitioners of existing robust evidence in order to adapt policies or programmes accordingly ».

Stephanie Stern
AAH Knowledge Lab, Project Manager

The goal of R4ACT  is to develop a replicable research uptake methodology of scientific evidence aiming at facilitating the understanding and use of scientific evidence in order to inform policies and programmes. 


A tripartite steering committee is composed of a researcher, a technical expert and an uptake advisor to ensure the scientific, operational and uptake perspectives are equally and consistently taken into account across the process.

The R4ACT methodology follows 5 main stages:

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