Design Research Plan Template
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Design Research Plan Template is a tool for organizations that want to incorporate the needs and preferences of the communities they intend to reach into their program, practice, or product’s design. This template includes space for organizations to document a description of their program, practice, or product; their theory of change; their learning objectives and approach; and a timeline to carry out the work. As organizations complete design research activities, they can update their plan with their results and any adjustments they will make to their program, practice, or product based on their findings. The Design Research Plan Template is part of Mathematica’s suite of measurement and evaluation (M&E) tools.