Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence

Project Summary:

The Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) provides technical, logistical, and administrative support to the USAID Health Research Program. The goal of the project is to coordinate and support research-to-use activities to improve health outcomes and increase survival of newborns, children, and women.

As the first award under USAID’s second generation Health Research Program, CIRCLE coordinates activities to help translate research findings into effective health interventions that can be implemented and adopted globally for greater health impact. Research-to-use is an iterative process in which stakeholder engagement informs applied research and the introduction of new or refined approaches and interventions, leading to sustained scale at the country level and collaborative learning at the global level.


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CIRCLE supports the Health Research Program to advance research-to-use through: stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, expert mobilization and consultation, knowledge management, implementation research, and research translation. CIRCLE may also support USAID Missions and other health offices in any of these areas.


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CIRCLE is led by Social Solutions International, Inc., a woman and minority-owned small business, dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide. Social Solutions specializes in providing high quality research, evaluation, and technical assistance on global health and development. Social Solutions is supported by a partner Forum One, a full-service digital agency, providing expertise in technology, design, communications, and knowledge management.

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The CIRCLE Project is led by Elizabeth Macgregor-Skinner, Project Director.  For more information about CIRCLE, please contact the team at To learn more about how CIRCLE can support  USAID Missions, please contact Sara Sulzbach at