Knowlege Synthesis

Synthesis Report, Interactive Tool, Digital Collection

More than 660 million people still lack access to an improved drinking water source

Incentive-based Instruments for Freshwater Management

About the Project

This synthesis review is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Rockefeller Foundation and the Foundation Center, aimed at helping organizations build more effectively on each other’s knowledge, lessons and experience. With financial support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Foundation Center is engaging in synthesis reviews and the development of supportive technologies and practices that facilitate the collection, synthesis, and sharing of the sector’s collective knowledge.

As part of our collaboration, we are committed to sharing all work products from these efforts as public goods. Too often, systematic and synthesis reviews result in a public report but leave future researchers having to duplicate search and selection efforts in order to further build on a synthesis. By collecting and sharing coded search results through an open repository and openly licensing all work products, we hope other researchers can more freely use and repurpose our findings.

Our goal is to contribute to better programmatic and funding strategies by enabling teams and organizations to start with a more inclusive and comprehensive understanding of what has worked, what hasn’t, and why.