In 2022, ICARS matured as an organisation as the seeds sown over the past three years have taken root and started to flourish. After transitioning to an independent organisation in November 2021 and establishing the international Board of Directors, 2022 was a year of significant development for ICARS. As our inception phase draws to a close, many projects are moving on the ground, the first positive results are emerging, our global profile is growing, and our multidimensional network of partners has moved from concept to reality.
We have witnessed an exponential increase in demand for the ICARS model of engagement from Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) ministries which led to several new projects approved across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
To celebrate our key achievements and demonstrate the broad scope of ICARS’ efforts, the ICARS 2022 annual report features research, policy, and event highlights across ICARS’ five interconnected strategic pillars (testing solutions, translating evidence, advocacy, capacity building, and developing trusting partnerships). In practice, however, much of our work spans multiple pillars and does not exist in isolated, vertical columns. To illustrate the interconnectedness of the pillars we share three cross-cutting case-studies at the end of the report. To remain a nimble and responsive organisation, it is also critical that we acknowledge and learn from the challenges we face. Throughout the report we reflect on key challenges we encountered in 2022 and steps we have taken to navigate through them.
Below you can view the interactive report, which includes hover over links to further information across our website.