About Bath SDR

A small team of researchers from the Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath, have founded a non-profit company called Bath Social & Development Research Ltd. Bath SDR is a company limited by guarantee with a broad remit to provide research, training, advisory and consultancy services contributing to policies and practices promoting sustainable local, national and global development, well-being and social justice.

The company was set up at the initiative of staff from the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) at the University Bath, and aims to conduct activities that complement and enhance its work. This includes adapting and mainstreaming research conducted by CDS and its members, as well as broadening employment and career opportunities for CDS staff, former staff and alumni of the University. To date Bath SDR has defined its remit more narrowly as being to promote better standards of qualitative and mixed methods impact evaluation of public and private investments with explicit social and development goals. The launchpad for this was the development by CDS of the QuIP (Qualitative Impact Protocol). 

We can offer consultancy for organisations who wish to sub-contract complete QuIP studies, or who require support to integrate the QuIP into their existing monitoring and evaluation system. If you would like further support or training to use the QuIP in your organisation, or would like to commission a QuIP study, please contact us: info@bathsdr.org

We are constantly growing our network of trained field researchers in countries across the world, as well as QuIP data analysts in the UK. If you are an evaluator and think you may be able to use QuIP in your work, please get in touch to find out about training opportunities. Download a short leaflet about Bath SDR and the QuIP.

Please note that Bath SDR uses the QuIP methodology and name under license from the University of Bath. Use of the methodology without a license is limited to non-profit purposes only. Please contact us at info@bathsdr.org to notify us if you plan to use the QuIP in your work and we will do what we can to support you.

  • Photos below: Coffee washing plant established by Oxfam in Debello, Ethiopia; Health post in Gese Bilibilo, Ethiopia; Primary school in Gese Bilibilo, Ethiopia.
  • Photo to right: Our research team in Ethiopia travelling to interview destination.
  • All photo credits: Tefera Goshu

a year old coffee washing machine established with profit of farmers' coop


Health post at Gese Bilibilo


Gese primary school