What is RESULTS?
RESULTS is a grassroots advocacy organisation whose purpose is to generate the public and political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty and to support ordinary citizens to believe in their capacity to create social change. They key difference between RESULTS and other organisations working in this area is that we passionately believe that ordinary people are capable of learning about issues of global poverty and of taking focused, powerful action to bring about change.
Why do we need RESULTS?
Each day an average of 25,000 children around the world die from largely preventable malnutrition and disease. 1.4 billion people live in extreme poverty, without access to the basic resources that could enable them to become self-sufficient.
What does RESULTS do?
RESULTS volunteers are advocates who campaign for a better and fairer world for all by creating political will. They do this a number of ways, which include calling on their elected representatives to support policies that combat poverty, as well as speaking out in the media and in their local communities.
How long have we been around?
Sam Daley-Harris, a US schoolteacher, founded RESULTS in 1980. He was inspired by statements from the US National Academy of Sciences calling for the political will to end hunger. RESULTS came to the UK in 1986.
Where else does RESULTS work?
We work in six countries – the UK plus USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Mexico. Each national office is a separate organisation in its own right, but we often work together on issues where our globally joined voices will create a greater impact.
What do we spend our money on?
The majority of RESULTS’ expenditure goes towards educating people about how government works, teaching them the facts about global hunger and poverty and helping them educate the public and their representatives about the myths that surround poverty.
What have we achieved?
In recent years the UK government has increased its overall spending on international development, including the specific areas where RESULTS has its focus - health, education and microfinance. For more details, please see Our Results page.
How do I get involved?
There are many ways to participate in RESULTS depending on your interest level and the time you have available, but the most effective use of your time is to take the monthly Action. You can join as an individual or as part of a group. RESULTS groups are small and friendly and usually meet in someone’s home. To find out more, take a look at the Get Involved page.
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