Research and Analysis underpins all SOSRES activities.From Social media analysis to field based consultations, strict quality control measures so that our research and analysis is an independent, objective, rigorous, non-partisan, and high quality. At the political level, we try to conduct research that promotes an informed public debate on the challenges.

Our team has supported the development of knowledge products and publications across all of our practice areas.

Primary Research from the Field
The most vulnerable communities to environmental degradation, climate change, and natural disasters often reside in remote areas with limited access and data availability. Enhancing these communities’ resilience begins with the collection of primary baseline data and assessment of vulnerabilities, needs and capacities to adapt.

SOSRES researchers have experience conducting such field-based research and analysis for numerous UN agencies in challenging environments from Vietnam to Pakistan.  We can provide support to project, program, policy, and investment decisions through conducting the following assessments and surveys:

Baseline Surveys and Assessments

  • Disaster Risk Analysis and Assessments
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments
  • Adaptation Needs Assessments
  • Capacity Assessments

Our research teams have experience with local cultural sensitivities across the region that enable us to ensure high quality data in the targeted geographic areas.   International experts in each respective field support these research teams.

The selection of research tools is customized to each project, but may include focus group discussions with stakeholders, key informant interviews, livelihoods analysis, mapping, structured and semi-structured interviews, institutional and organizational analysis, seasonal calendar analysis or historical visualization.

Communicating Results: Geomapping and Information Visualization
With data becoming more readily available and accessible, information overload has the potential to impair decision-making.  While crucial for policy and project intervention design, effectively communicating trends in unique, complex, large datasets can pose a difficult task.

In addressing this challenge, SOSRES utilizes a variety of mapping and informational visualization techniques and software to illustrate complex trends and results in a more impactful, easily digestible visual medium.

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