Our goal is that the evidence generated by the DGHI Evidence Lab informs policy, programs and/or funding decisions. To achieve this, the Evidence Lab utilizes rigorous research designs paired with cutting-edge methods to collect and analyze data to understand whether health programs are having their intended effect. Our team blends theory and practice and draws upon the research and policy expertise across Duke University to inform our evaluations and to disseminate new evidence to policymakers, donors and diverse stakeholders in order to inform decision-making. Our team has deep, on-the-ground knowledge and experience with a wide range of global health projects and thus we can offer research and practice-based understandings of regional health challenges. Note that a core principle of the DGHI Evidence Lab is to strengthen the evaluation capacity of our local and project counterparts on collaborative projects.