A repository of information on all the research-related activities in SDPI, the unit works for branding and profiling of the organisation among policy and donor communities. It also provides different platforms to SDPI staff for presenting and discussing new research ideas/outputs and monitors the progress of research projects to ensure their quality and timeliness.
Research Coordination Unit conducted a strategic planning meeting in January 2019 mainly to discuss weaknesses and threats that may impact SDPI’s productivity. It also launched a centralized online reporting system in 2019 to improve the staff’s productivity.
In July 2019, the unit organized a Policy Research and Advocacy Meeting to discuss updates about and plans for SDPI’s research and advocacy activities. It also conducted eight Brown Bag Research Meetings where researchers shared their innovative ideas for research with their peers and got their feedback.