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Research & Evaluation Institute

ICF's Research and Evaluation Institute (REI) promotes innovation and cost-effectiveness in our research and evaluation practice. REI provides a forum to share knowledge, build capacity, and promote professional development.

Representing more than 350 ICF professionals world-wide, REI supports ICF's research and evaluation community. By fostering collaboration among the company's researchers and evaluators, the Institute enhances ICF's ability to deliver cutting-edge and practical client solutions.

REI maintains expertise in numerous topic areas, including health, education, energy, and transportation. Leaders of this multidisciplinary team:

  • Regularly publish work in peer-reviewed journals and guest-edit special issues
  • Present findings at national and international professional conferences
  • Maintain a unifying set of research and evaluation principles based on best practices in their respective fields to benefit ICF clients

Grounded in a culture of lifelong learning, REI provides intellectual leadership that keeps ICF at the forefront of research and evaluation. REI members are active in professional organizations such as the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), and the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

Ultimately, REI benefits ICF clients. As a community of practice for professional development and capacity building, REI strengthens ICF's ability to effectively staff projects. As a facilitator of knowledge-sharing across countries, cultures, and domains, it helps ICF researchers and evaluators directly apply their collective learning to work in the field.