Case Studies

Awareness of the human trafficking risks among vulnerable children and youth in Ukraine Over 230,000 Ukrainians have become victim to human trafficking since 1991, making Ukraine one of the main origins countries of human trafficking victims in Europe. This research set out to define the vulnerability and level of awareness about human trafficking among different youth groups in Ukraine.
Changing global consumer habits for a healthier planet While global hunger continues in poorer communities, the global trend of meat consumption demonstrates a rise in the upcoming decade. Meat consumption has been associated with many diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2-diabetes and several cancers, and livestock production has a direct impact on our climate and environment. As such, Greenpeace suggests a need for decreasing meat consumption, directly opposing global trends.
Women, a key player in economic development The McKinsey Global Institute evidence that promoting women’s equality could add 12 trillion dollars to global growth in 2025. The idea about the decisiveness of women can also be applied to the business world, where equal access to high positions could make significant differences.
Giving survey participants greater meaning A paradigm shift in incentivising survey participants is required to better encourage respondents to take part in longer surveys, questionaries, or interviews. Cimigo believes that the small incentives used to encourage respondents could be put to good use in the community, creating bigger and long-lasting meanings to respondents, the interviewer, panel managers and market research xirms.

Reducing child mortality, a provider, a mother, and a powder

Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death among children and dehydration is the main driver. Uttar Pradesh, India, accounts for a substantial portion of the 200,000 plus diarrhoea related deaths in India. In Uttar Pradesh, up to 84% of caregivers of children with diarrhoea seek care from rural medical practitioners who are often non-medically trained. There are, however, cheap and scalable solutions to fix this.

Migrant Outcome Index The Migrant Outcome Index (MOI) provides a shortcut to assessing migration outcomes by generating a single number score. The MOI ranges from 0 to 100 and each indicator is given equal weight, resulting in an equal weight between financial and social outcomes. This is significant as migration outcomes have traditionally been measured by looking at financial outcomes such as remittances, instead of the considering all important social aspects as well.
How to Motivate and Win Young People for Social Engagement The Rheingold Institute is a renowned provider of qualitative psychological research, engaging in psychological in-depth interviews to delve into the psyche of the consumer to produce actionable insights. PLAN International Germany wanted to understand why their youth network was not being used for and to, its full potential.

Gender Wise Philanthropic Investing

In 2014, only 12% of philanthropic grants in Australia were directed to women and girls, with no information as to whether or not the remaining 88% of grants and donations had any benefits for women and girls. The Australian Women Donors Network (AWDN) aims to create a more equitable spread in where these funds end up.

A Wake-Up Call for Civil Society

Civil society, a US-based global private philanthropy was stigmatised and became a popular scapegoat. Its poor public image hindered its ability to cooperate with potential grantees and partner organisations.

Preparing for the Unexpected

Latin America and Caribbean countries have been exposed to extreme natural events in recent years and the number of events is increasing yearly. These severe natural events cause catastrophic damage, for example, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, with a death toll of over 100,000, hurricane Matthew in 2016 which took over 600 lives and the Mexico earthquake in 2017, taking almost 400 lives and destroying more than 40 buildings.

Reinventing the Sponsorship Experience to Fight Global Child Poverty

Compassion International, through its unique sponsorship program, pairs compassionate people with children in need around the world. They are supported by local churches and community partners, which enables them to address the vital needs of the children they serve through effective programs, offering them hope, encouragement and the understanding that they do matter.

Research saves lives

Several research and stakeholders carried out projects in 2013-14 to address the significant number of suicide and suicide attempts in order to halve this number. While numbers did decline, there has been a gradual change and we have seen the numbers start to rise again.

Driving the efforts to prevent “Stunting” in Indonesia

Stunting can have severe adverse consequences on cognition, educational performance, adult wages and productivity. As it is not a visible illness it often goes undetected and forgotten in the critical early days, and then can go on to have economic effects, decreasing the GDP per capita. This linear growth failure is the most common form of undernutrition globally.

HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme in Ukraine/ School No 136 in Dnipropetrovsk/ Sportunterricht mit den Sportlehrern Burlakova Suliya & Korote Vyacheslav in der Schul nr.136 in Dnipropetrovsk/ Sport Parcour

Research on public Awareness of HIV Epidemic in Ukraine

Ukraine has the second-largest HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with over 240,000 Ukrainians living with HIV in 2016. These figures have been rising annually by the thousands, however, between 2014 and 2015v the infection rate slowed down, suggesting recent prevention measures are having some effect. These improvements are potentially being threatened by recent military conflict, so new research is needed to keep up to date and ahead of the disease to effectively combat it.

Turning a corner on negative perceptions of refugees in Europe

The world is currently facing the largest refugee crisis since World War 2, with over  22 million refugees in the world. The largest group of these are from Syria. Refugees face many issues, along with negative public connotations and stigmatisation, which is not helped by Europe’s general lack of support for refugees.

The survey of Internally Displaced People in Ukraine

As a result of the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2017, over 1,000,000 people were registered as internally displaced persons (IDPs). IDPs are not able to vote in national or local elections as their registration belongs to occupied territories. The right to vote without discrimination is a fundamental human right and civil liberty.

Functional literacy

The functional literacy indicator (INAF) was produced following research done by the Paulo Montenegro institute, an NGO created by the IBOPE group, partnered with Ação Educativa (Educational Action) in order to measure and analyse the functional literacy among the Brazilian population.

Girl-Friendly Toilets Research

Association Luxemburg-Nepal, an NGO, was founded in 1990 to support a school in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Kankali Secondary School (KKS) was started in 1982 with limited funds, which grew into a high achieving public school with almost 400 students. It is now regarded as a model school in Kathmandu Valley and functioned as a support hub for the community after the 2015 earthquake.

What challenges are young researchers facing in industry performance and what are the challenges that SMES face in international business performance?

Transforming LGBT+ Opponents into Allies

While same-sex relationships are not criminalised in Cambodia, they are neither protected nor recognised in the eyes of the law. In order to support members of the LGBT community, more research needs to be done on context and culture-specific understanding in order to create a positive attitudinal shift.

More is Not Better

Farming is a livelihood for nearly 35% of the population in Asia and rice comprises of one-fourth of the overall planted area and is representative of 70% of the rice planted area in the world. There are some areas with an incidence of pesticide and overdose or indiscriminate use of pesticide which needs intervention.

Electoral reform in Ukraine

Only 2 of 84 Ukrainian Member of Parliament electorates from 2014 did not participate in any form of “charity”, which consists of direct or indirect buying of voices. Similar illicit activities took place in the 2015 local elections, leading to the opening of 422 criminal cases, based on over 8000 notifications of alleged electoral violations. These cases only resulted in 66 indictments taken to court.

Light of Life Trust: Providing earning capability and opportunity to rural women

It is important to provide vocational skills training to rural women in order to enhance and enable their ability to start their own businesses and make their own earnings. This aims to improve the inequality that women face, by enabling them to support themselves and ideally shrinking the gender pay gap.

Human trafficking survey: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine

Since 1991 over 230,00 Ukrainians have become victim to human trafficking. Ukraine is a country of origin, transit and destination for trafficking men, women and children, and this is a trend growing globally. As Ukraine remains one of the main countries of origin of victims of sex trafficking of human beings in Europe, IOM Mission set out to enhance their knowledge of the scope and regional trends in human trafficking.

Identification of stateless persons and persons at risk of stateliness and their needs for assistance in Kiev and Kharkiv Oblasts

It is estimated the number of stateless people in the two target regions constitutes nearly 20,000 people, however, according to official statistics, there are only around 1,400 individuals. This highlights the problem that the majority of stateless persons do not legally exist and so will face considerable difficulties in gaining their daily basic rights.

Critical Thinking Against Populism

Ukraine has been waiting for some much-needed transformation in the standard of living, yet the reforms that are proposed, which could contribute to improved quality of life, are often not supported. This is believed to be due to the high levels of sensitivity to populism in Ukraine, where populists act out against the reforms, often gaining significant support.

Empowering Embodied Healing: Evidence Based Impacts of a Trauma-informed Yoga and Mindfulness Program.

Government Policies for the Disabled vs. the Ground Reality. Since the revision of India’s disability act in 2016, how has this impacted the disabled community and what more needs to be done?

Knowledge for an intercultural dialogue: A case study of the relationship between Cerrejón and the Wayuu communities in La Guajira.

More than 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s today and by 2050 this number is projected to rise to nearly 50 million. Alzheimer’s is also the 6th leading cause of death in the USA and so early diagnosis is an important advancement which researchers believe can help improve patients outcome.

Whilst there has been an effective rollout of HIV medicines in South Africa, 20% of the population are still living with HIV and new infections are still on the rise. The risk for contracting AIDS is much higher for women, accounting for approximately two-thirds of new infections, however, men account for a higher percentage of deaths.

Giving survey participants greater meaning A paradigm shift in incentivising survey participants is required to better encourage respondents to take part in longer surveys, questionaries, or interviews. Cimigo believes that the small incentives used to encourage respondents could be put to good use in the community, creating bigger and long-lasting meanings to respondents, the interviewer, panel managers and market research xirms.

The importance of eliminating barriers towards equitable outcomes for undeserved children is unequivocal, but how is this achieved? This research aimed to understand how schools can facilitate a safe and encouraging work space for all of its students.

Does the research support the methods and outcomes? The Rwandan genocide survivors charity set out to understand the effectiveness of HIV positive survivor programmes in Rwanda.

The importance of literacy

The average literacy among women in India is less than 65% and this drops even more in rural villages around the country. Can community parks provide a nurturing environment for women’s personal and educational growth?

Open Reanimations Campaign

Until 2016 only a small number of Ukrainian hospitals allowed loved ones to visit patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This led to psychological traumas for both patients and their loved ones and so the Open Reanimations campaign set out to assure visitation for family members.

Feudalism drives and enables discrimination against the poor, women, marginalised groups, and rural youth in Nepal. The lack of trust towards local police and court proceedings and lack of public knowledge on human rights validates this system – so how can charities improve discussion and communication between local communities and the governing bodies?

Empowering Digital Storytelling for Good

The Singapore International Foundation believes digital storytelling can be used for good. This research provided useful insight into Asian social and cultural drivers, uncovering important aspects of the psyche which can be used to engage individuals and communities.

Break the Circle Campaign

Over 1.1 million women in Ukraine suffer from physical, sexual or emotional violence in families. Little to no discussion takes place between men on the topic of violence so how can we improve this?

The best news people don’t know

Based on World Bank Figures the world is halfway to eradicating extreme poverty. But to what extent are people aware of the progress that has been made and of the future goals that are in place?

Since 2017 29 US states have enacted laws that are hostile towards women’s legal rights to abortion. So how can research be used to protect women’s reproductive rights? Growth for knowledge is leading the way

Menstrual Hygiene Management Study in DRC

It is estimated that 1 in 10 girls in Africa will miss school because of their period which can lead to negative social impacts such as dropping out or putting them at a greater risk of child marriage. This research provides insight into the importance of education surrounding women’s menstruation, especially for young girls.

Music and refugees' wellbeing in the context of protracted displacement

Is art a medium through which research purposes can be achieved? Researchers outline how the use of music and arts can significantly benefit the wellbeing and integration of refugees into new host populations.

For the greater good: a unique partnership between market research industry leaders and university students provides insights and recommendations for real-life, non-profit organization initiatives in New Zealand.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights issue causing severe and long-lasting effects. As there is limited knowledge about the prevalence of GBV in Mongolia, this research set out to address the gaps in understanding that are crucial to improvement.

Epinion on behalf of the Egmont Foundation

Significant insight is required to give young people with dyslexia equal opportunities in the education system. The Egmont Foundation works diligently to safeguard the young against ‘modern poverty’ i.e. a lack of learning and life skills, as many dyslexic students don’t finish their upper secondary education.

Financial capability in Brazil

Studies have shown that improvement in financial inclusion has a strong correlation to improvement in wellbeing and reduc7on on vulnerability, as such, researchers proposed an in-depth research project focusing on behavioural segmentation for financial inclusion in Brazil.

Cracking the gender code

More than 50% of open roles in hiring companies up to 2025 may go unfilled due to lack of supply of STEM skilled applicants. Women, whom only account for ¼ of STEM graduates, have the potential to reduce this demand, closing the gender pay gap and boosting the economy simultaneously.

Concepts of democracy in rural Kenya

Voter bribery takes place in many forms and is common election malpractice in Kenya, corrupting the process. Peace From the Soil (PFTS), a local non-profit initiative aims to awaken and strengthen people’s awareness of their own leadership, community potential and the destructive impact of selling votes for bribes.

Safe village programs preventing child trafficking in rural India

There are over 20 million commercial sex workers in India - 80% are victims of trafficking while 40% are children, mostly girls. It is important to understand those affected from a cognitive neuroscience and behavioural economic perspective in order to better understand and influence the behaviour of at-risk families and those participate in the illicit activity.

Public Perceptions of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe life-long mental disorder that can display in multiple different symptoms, affecting individuals daily and social life and also leading to exploitative situations and circumstances. Stigma plays a significant role in the ill-treatment and manipulation that often befalls schizophrenics.