Rigorous - Respectful - Relevant - Right-Sized
Principles for conducting human-centered field research
Lean Research Convening, August 2014
Lean Research convening, August 2014
D-Lab researchers and research participants relaxing together
Lean Research is a framework and emerging approach to guide field research in the contexts of international development and humanitarian work. It is also a growing community of practice committed to developing, implementing, and learning from this approach. As an initiative, Lean Research emerges from the work of scholars, researchers, practitioners, donors, and students who are asking:
Lean Research Resources
Find and contribute to our resources at Lean Research Hub, our new website and community portal.
Download the Lean Research Declaration.
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Download the Lean Research Framework.
Download the Lean Research Working Paper.
Download Root Capital's A Client-Centric Approach: Impact Evaluation That Creates Value for Participants.
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Lean Research Community
The Lean Research community includes over 100 researchers, practitioners, donors, and policymakers working in the international development and humanitarian spaces. Our core activities include:
Lean Research is jointly organized by faculty and researchers at D-Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.