We support clients through two functional areas. These are:
Research: We transform client ideas and requirements into working projects; collect, process and analyse information; manage research projects; and generate verbal, written and visual research products.
Advisory: We enable research and decision processes through one-on-one or group advisory sessions, independent peer review, training in research and analytical tradecraft, and simulation and exercises.
Our core competencies consist of a robust, versatile foundation of professional skill sets. These include but are not limited to:
Historical research: We identify the historically relevant elements of current problems, establish the factual basis of past events and developments, and locate overlooked or prospective sources of archival evidence.
Social science: We help clients understand the cultural, social and political dimensions of problems by applying qualitative and quantitative methods, working with large and small datasets, and delivering verifiable results.
Area studies: We cover the traditional geographies and jurisdictions of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as special regions such as urban, maritime and trans-boundary areas.
Our clients benefit from service clusters that incorporate competencies and solutions designed to help them navigate complex industry and sector requirements. These include: