International Development & Third Sector

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As a social research consultancy, we specialise in providing research, evaluations and consultancy to third sector organisations, from international charities to funds and charitable foundations.

We have provided support to NGOs and other third sector organisations on a range of social policy areas. Our main areas of expertise in this area are international development, TVET and skills, employment, education and children. We have also delivered research and evaluations in the areas of older people, social care and health.

Our international development research experience includes South Asia (India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, East Timor and the Philippines) and Africa (Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda).

We have also delivered a range of projects for UK-based charities.

  Sample Projects

The Research Base was commissioned by HelpAge International to deliver a situational analysis of the provision of care services for older people in South East Asia and China. This project was delivered using desk research and focused on identifying the needs and preferences of older people in 14 countries, compared to current provision from public and private sources. The findings were used to determine the organisation’s strategy on community-based care across the region.

The Research Base delivered a project for Plan International, evaluating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE) programmes in South East Asia, with specific reference to Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The outputs informed Plan International’s strategy and were used to identify key lessons for the NGO community.

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