Research Into Use
SHARE seeks to contribute to realising universal and sustainable access to safe sanitation and hygiene. It provides relevant and rigorous research to improve policy and practice through sustained engagement of key stakeholders. All SHARE research and synthesis is conceived to influence others whether this is by characterising problems so that others can address them, identifying solutions so others can incorporate them or demonstrating benefits so that others can ensure appropriate priority. SHARE’s research into use strategy is responsible for this engagement with ‘others’. It links SHARE research and synthesis to better sector decisions.
Transforming research into influence and action is as much about ‘listening’ as it is about ‘speaking’; listening to identify what information is deemed most useful (demand assessment), and speaking in a way that is compelling and encourages uptake (demand generation). By engaging stakeholders early on to identify pertinent knowledge gaps, SHARE can ensure the relevance of its research. By effectively communicating findings to key audiences in a useful and accessible way, SHARE can ensure that this research is translated into better performance and accelerated progress.