Better Results Programme

Is a cross-sector activity where we apply market research methodologies and expertise to the non-profit sector’s work.

Our Better results Programme is an innovative cross-sector activity where we explore ways to apply market research methodologies and expertise to the non-profit sector’s work to help them improve their performance through better measurement.

NGOs are facing increasing pressure from donors to better measure results and show the effectiveness and the real impact of their work. More effective ways of measuring results is necessary to help non-profit organisations and funding entities to better plan their projects, improve progress, increase impact and enhance learning.

The ESOMAR Foundation functions as a facilitator. We identify organisations and match their needs with the appropriate resources and competencies within our industry. Our goal is to help all non-profit organisations as well as other stakeholders to use the market research industry’s expertise to make their work more effective.

We work with a Panel of Experts who assess, select and evaluate each project. ESOMAR Foundation coordinates and administers projects and oversees the implementation. Types of projects can differ widely depending on the issue and the type of applicant organisation.

How can you support us?

We are open to receive applications at all times. Organisations are asked to submit a concept note that will be reviewed by our team and our panel of experts.
If you are an NGO who is interested in applying or a market researcher who would like to get involved, please contact us at info@esomarfoundation.org

Partners & Sponsors

For some of our Better Results initiatives we work with partners and sponsors. Partners are usually companies with an interest in providing their expertise and support. Partners support our activities financially, get involved in projects, participate as a trainer to help NGOs gain skills and expertise. 

We are always on the lookout for partners and sponsors. If you are an organization looking to understand more on how you can support us, please find more information here or contact: info@esomarfoundation.org

 

The latest projects in the Better Results Program.

 

Identifying nudges for the growth of women in Rajasthan, India

The story of an enigmatic woman across a state border In July 2018, we set out across to the state of Rajasthan, miles away from Mumbai, the concrete jungle. After a three-hour road journey from the main city, we reached Bhap, a little-known village in Western Rajasthan.  It is home… Read more

Government Policies for the Disabled vs. the Ground Reality

The Equals, unlike other NGOs, is an organization which focuses on advocacy issues related to people with disabilities. They function as a facilitator between the government and people with disabilities by making them aware about the policies while understanding the challenges faced in their day to day lives to help… Read more

Cracking the Gender Code. A 20-year longitudinal study in 6 months

Why are there so few women in computing? Jobs are plentiful – demand exceeds supply – and they pay well. Simple, right? Girls don’t like computers. But that’s rubbish. At primary school age, girls and boys have similar interest levels. It’s at secondary school that their interest declines relative to… Read more

Successful parenting – Harnessing aspirations to save lives in rural India

India, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, still loses 300,000 young lives each year to pneumonia and diarrhea, diseases that we have the tools to prevent. If practiced together, handwashing with soap at key occasions (HWWS) and complete immunization, two of the most cost-effective child survival interventions, could significantly reduce… Read more

Driving Change in Behaviour Management

The Story of Ensuring Equitable Outcomes from Underprivileged Students It was Monsoon of 2018 when I traveled to the city of Bangalore, India under the Market Research Society of India’s The Community Program (TCP), an initiative designed to give back to the community by offering world-class research and insights to… Read more

ESOMAR Foundation Making a Difference Competition 2019 Winners announced!

We are excited to announce the winners of the second edition of our “Making a Difference” Competition. We have received a large number of entries – all of which of great value for highlighting and promoting how the best of research has made a significant difference to Not-For-Profits.  We had… Read more

The True Added Value of Data Philanthropy

This article is an extract of the “Global Market Research 2018 – An ESOMAR Industry Report” When talking about market research we usually discuss its commercial applications, such as product testing. Less is known about its contribution to the common good, even though development is a multi-billion sector. We ask… Read more

UN SDG Global Festival of Action – 1500 people determined to change the world – what could be better?!!

A review by Phyllis Macfarlane, ESOMAR Foundation Board Member At the beginning of May I had the unprecedented pleasure of attending the UN SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Festival of Action, which has been held annually in Bonn, Germany, since the SDG’s were launched in 2015. I just can’t tell you… Read more

Calling on SDG Advocacy change makers

Paragons Partnerships member, UN SDG Action Campaign is running the 2nd edition of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Awards. The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member States on advocacy… Read more

Breaking the Silence: Uncovering the Truth about Gender-Based Violence in Mongolia

Violence against women is a global problem that crosses cultural, geographic, religious, social and economic lines. It is one of the most prevalent forms of human rights violations, and it deprives women of their right to live fulfilling social, economic and political lives. Violence against women causes a myriad of… Read more

Concepts of democracy in rural Kenya

The 4th and last webinar of the “What different Qualitative Approaches can be used to achieve various objectives?” series brought some insights into a very delicate and political topic – corruption in voting behavior in Kenya.  Emanuel, Astrid and Barbara shared their current experience around a qualitative research in progress on voter… Read more

Paragon Partnerships wins the MRS President’s Medal!

14 December 2018 – Paragon Partnerships, supported by ESOMAR Foundation, won the MRS President’s Medal which is awarded annually to an organisation that has conducted extraordinary research but who might not be recognised through the usual channels. On choosing the winner, Jan Gooding, President of MRS, said: “I was immensely… Read more