In 2017, Sightsavers was awarded Independent Research Organisation (IRO) status by Research Councils UK. To qualify as an IRO, organisations must prove to Research Councils UK that they “possess an existing in-house capacity to carry out research that materially extends and enhances the national research base” and that they are able to “demonstrate an independent capability to undertake and lead research programmes.”
Our policy and research work is based broadly around our four strategic priorities: also known as our change themes. These are health, education, social inclusion and community development.
Our research strategy sets out four objectives:
Sightsavers and the Rising Flame initiated a research to respond to the urgent needs of women with disabilities in India during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The overall aim of this study is to better understand the demand for and provision of eye care services in the city of Jaipur, with a specific focus on urban slum-dwelling communities.
It was felt that a situation analysis needs to be commissioned to make a programmatic plan for inclusive education programme in the state.
This document is an outcome of a study commissioned by Sightsavers India and has been developed to provide information on the various policies and schemes of the central and state governments in India.