Rapid Research Evaluation, LLC (RPDRE) is the first minority-owned rapid evaluation firm in the US. We analyze all data through an equity and empathy lens. We achieve this by disrupting the Research & Evaluation industry which is often cost and time ineffective and inefficient. We employ the most rigorous research methods (advanced statistics, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, data science, qualitative methods) to improve human lives. Our passion is to help high-performing leaders, companies, and organizations better utilize data and evidence to rapidly, affordably, and efficiently meet goals and achieve results. RPDRE was founded by Dr. Peter T. Keo who is an industry expert and respected thought leader. Dr. Keo wanted to solve a simple (but very costly) problem for leaders, companies, and organizations across industries.
Rapid Research Evaluation, LLC (RPDRE) is a US-based nationally recognized, award-winning national research and external evaluation firm that works with clients across industries. We prioritize clients genuinely interested in making the world better. We specialize in conducting evidence-based impact evaluations for public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit partners. We also conduct in-person and virtual market research, surveys, and focus groups.
Typically, our clients come to us if they're curious about the ROI/impact of government- and philanthropic-funded programs. They need an independent, external evaluation of the impact of their programs. They come to us if they're concerned about low staff morale or staff engagement, or the lack of equity and access within their organizations, which impact their bottom line or organizational effectiveness and efficiency. They come to us if they're interested in scaling a service or product within a new or existing market and need data and evidence to make informed decisions.
Regardless of the problem or concern, RPDRE deploys 30+ years of expertise to tailor solutions to meet the needs of our clients. We approach all engagements with a genuine and authentic listening ear, guided by compassion and empathy.
Rapid Research Evaluation (RPDRE), a distinguished research and impact evaluation firm, embodies a captivating synergy of intellectual rigor and an atmosphere brimming with levity. Within its vibrant corridors, the pursuit of groundbreaking insights on the ever-evolving landscape of current affairs is ardently embraced, accompanied by an unwavering commitment to fostering an environment of lightheartedness and enjoyment. The collective brilliance of its diverse and passionate team intertwines seamlessly with their contagious enthusiasm, creating a tapestry of intellectual camaraderie that resonates throughout the organization. At Rapid Research Evaluation, the pursuit of knowledge is both an exhilarating expedition and a joyous celebration, crafting an enchanting blend of diligence and delight that captivates all who are fortunate enough to experience its vibrant culture.
Dr. Peter T. Keo is the CEO of Rapid Research Evaluation, LLC – the first minority-owned rapid evaluation firm in the United States. With over 25 years of industry experience, Peter has developed a solid reputation in the US and across Asia as a respected business leader, strategic thinker, researcher, evaluator, and published scholar. His academic training and background include a doctorate from Columbia University and graduate degrees from Harvard University and The University of Chicago. Because of his deep respect for learning and continuous improvement, Peter decided to earn a professional certification in impact evaluation from the MITx, Poverty Action Lab.
Professionally, he has held executive, leadership, research, and academic appointments for Stanford University School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, The University of Cambodia, and other universities, nonprofits, for-profits, philanthropy, and government in the US and ASEAN. He was also the Global Advisor for Leopard Capital Venture Capital.
Importantly, Peter is the son of Cambodian genocide survivors. Because of this tremendous loss, he has devoted his entire life's work to improving the world and optimizing human potential - especially for the most disadvantaged populations.
Traditional R&E is expensive and takes too long to complete. Long delays are costly and often miss opportunities to impact real change.
Because R&E is extremely specialized and expensive, not everyone who needs it can afford or access it.
Existing R&E teams are often short-staffed, not having sufficient bandwidth to meet growing impact demands from funders and donors.
Cost-savings from our Rapid, Affordable, Efficient services can be redirected to deepen opportunity and equity impact at scale and drastically improve conditions for the most vulnerable populations.
Three words that best describe us: Rapid, Affordable, and Efficient. We produce results quickly but never compromise on quality. Excellence is everything, from start to finish.
Our turnaround time is 1 week to 2 months, using the most advanced research best practices. Longer timeframes are available.
Our rigorous and high-quality research and impact evaluations are always ≤ 50% of cost compared to a full-time employee and/or the competition.
Our clean and easy 6-step process streamlines workflow to clear outcomes - always on time and within budget.
We provide evidence-based, data-driven, client-focused solutions focused on scaling impact to deliver exceptional services beyond the momentary touch-point. We work with our clients to identify and address the root causes of the problems they confront and to devise sustainable solutions.