Research and Decision Support
To inform strategy and support collaboration, we help partners understand the context that surrounds and informs their deliberations.
To inform strategy and support collaboration, we help partners understand the context that surrounds and informs their deliberations. We conduct original research and analysis, including issue and stakeholder mapping. We also synthesize existing research and manage experts who support decision-making with supplemental data.
Issue and Stakeholder Mapping
We have in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, key groups, and relevant interests within our areas of practice. We supplement that expertise with interviews to understand the full landscape surrounding an issue, including trends, challenges, political dynamics, and strategic opportunities to support impactful solutions.
We are skilled at charting potential paths forward for complex business and policy issues. Typically, we bring together and guide trusted experts in assessing technical information and compiling it into clear reports for decision makers.
We manage, convene, and communicate the results of collaborative research efforts. We coordinate multidisciplinary research teams, and we guide research processes and products in order to drive transformative policy.
We manage topic-specific daily news services that summarize key issues of the day, providing balanced and comprehensive information to relevant stakeholders. We provide daily or weekly scans that cover peer-reviewed journals, international news, and a variety of industry, government, and non-governmental organization publications.
We directly evaluate programs and strategies through our unique collaborative process. We partner with evaluators who specialize in summative, developmental, and principles-based evaluation—as well as the emerging practice of blue marble evaluation, which assesses the effectiveness of global systems change initiatives.
We offer services in data visualization, bringing complex information and issues to life via compelling, digestible graphic representations for our partners.