Research & Innovation

For AHI, research must have impact, so we focus on issues that parallel and intersect with our consulting work, thus creating a broader knowledge base from which to develop impactful solutions and simultaneously build on those solutions to provide global thought leadership. Studying a problem and reporting on it are not the end of research, they provide the raw material for us and others to use evidence to develop innovative solutions frameworks and inspire action.

We do this in four ways:

  • Invention: identification of a new or better solution to a present problem.
  • Transmission: dissemination of information that highlights and integrates the problem, along with real-world cases that display key solution elements.
  • Adaptation: modifying invented and transmitted ideas to fit a specific challenge in a particular country by intertwining the portable elements with local facts, needs, and desires.
  • Synergy: bringing together what we see and hear and read about these ideas – critiques, challenges, improvements, variations, and endorsements - to catalyze progress in our field.

Currently, AHI is pursuing the following research projects:

For more information on AHI's Research & Innovation work, please contact Anya Brickman Raredon at araredon@affordablehousinginstitute.org.