This report offers an independent review of the Research-into-Use (RIU)
programme. RIU was established in 2006 with an inception period that
lasted until June 2007. Following a Mid-term Review (MTR) in middle of
2009 there was a major restructuring and this new Review focuses mainly
on the period after that and up to May 2011.
The purpose of the Review is to provide an independent analysis of the
programme that focuses on actual and potential impact where it can, and
especially on outcomes and outputs. It looks at some of the effects the
interventions have had on institutions and systems so far and
(a) What has RIU delivered and what likely impacts can be foreseen? (b)
What has been successful and why?
Chapter 1 provides a brief introduction to the programme and to the
Review. Chapter 2 covers findings of on field activities, and Chapter 3
covers the findings on the research process. Chapter 4 brings together
some of the main conclusions reached by the Review in a number of areas.
Shields, D.; Wyeth, J.; Gill, G. Research-into-use. An Independent Review. (2012) viii + 51 pp. + 315 pp. (annexes) pp.