Field-based knowledge production is key to gain purchase on the causes and effects of political crises
Since 2011, our researchers have produced timely and critical analyses concerning issues of fundamental international importance.
Our work has been presented to and used by some of the world’s most preeminent humanitarian NGOs and UN agencies, supported and acclaimed by a number of prestigious universities and referenced in many international media outlets.
Field-based research cycle
Our research methods are all selected in view of the contribution they make toward two goals: the production of original field-based knowledge of the highest quality, and sustainable capacity-building within the countries that we work. Five broader principles undergird this approach.
→ Long-term, field-based investigations aimed at collecting original data.
→ Long-standing collaborations with local researchers, and the provision of training and opportunity to junior scholars.
→ Constant peer-dialogue during the data collection process, and rigorous peer-review of all analyses.
→ A dedicated in-house editorial process supporting the production of accessible though rigorous outputs, be they policy reports, maps or infographics.
→ A bespoke dissemination and advocacy strategy that engages with multiple audiences, and ensures public debates.