Research

Please use the links below to read research conducted by both BCI and external parties exploring the potential and real impact of Better Cotton as support continues to grow worldwide. While these reports show that Better Cotton is linked to positive change, BCI will be carrying out further studies in the future as more and more quantitative and qualitative data is collected each year, to evidence of the real impact of Better Cotton.

  • Demonstrating and Improving Poverty Impacts (DIPI): Baseline Report (April 2016) for three-year theory-based Impact Evaluation, including a combination of randomised control trial and qualitative inquiry that will look to demonstrate the contribution that voluntary standard systems can make to poverty alleviation and pro-poor development. The study, commissioned by ISEAL and financed by the Ford Foundation, focuses on a BCI project in Andra Pradesh, India and is taking place along with two other evaluations of standard systems.
  • Better Cotton and Decent Work in India, Mali, and Pakistan: executive summary of the report produced by Ergon Associates, October 2013.