Noria conducts field-based investigations for the purpose of growing understanding around critical political issues. Our primary mandates are to translate data gathered on the ground into original analyses, and to leverage our research for the purpose of informing policy debates and engaging wider audiences.

Developing long-term research programs

We believe that political crises cannot be understood without a deep grasp for the dynamics on the ground.

Middle East & North Africa

Mexico & Central America

South Asia

Promoting access to field-based knowledge

We bridge the divides that keep academic research from reaching both lay audiences and relevant policy communities.

All publications

Writing guidelines

Editorial ambition

Supporting the tradecraft of research

We helps to ensure the existence of independent research and contributes to its future. 

Fieldwork grants

Seminar series

The making of a researcher