Policy & Governance

Making more policies more meaningful

In Research, Policy, and Governance, we specialize in providing fact-based insights and recommendations to stakeholders including UN agencies, government and intergovernmental agencies such as the EU, international NGOs, as well as private companies. Our services include context and thematic analyses, digital monitoring and investigation, stakeholders and service mapping, feasibility studies, polling and public perceptions, as well as policy and academic briefs. With a network of field researchers and experts across four continents, we are able to cover a wide range of topics and geographies. Our recent work has included a study for Save the Children on the role of young people in meaningful climate action in the Middle East and North Africa region and a feasibility study on migrant regularization for IOM in Libya.

Practice Areas in

Policy &

Governance

Voluntās leverages deep insights in policy and governance to guide organizations and governments toward impactful decisions that foster sustainable development and enhance societal welfare. Our approach combines rigorous research with strategic advisement, empowering leaders to craft policies that effectively address complex challenges and improve governance across diverse contexts.

Rebecca John

Featured Client Case

Creating Meaningful Societies with IBTCI:

in Tunisia and Libya

Practice Area

Context &

Thematic Analysis

Context and thematic analysis is tailored for organizations operating in fragile contexts. We deliver in-depth insights into local socio-political dynamics, conflict zones, and cultural nuances, aiding in risk assessment and strategic planning. Our expertise supports effective decision-making and project implementation, ensuring sensitivity and adaptability to complex environments.

Remi Djian

Products & Services

1.1 Context Monitoring

Context monitoring offers comprehensive regular updates on key developments in political, social, and economic spheres at regional or local levels, impacting national or international landscapes. The reports can encompass dominant regional actors’ attitudes and interests, providing deep insights into socio-economic issues and stakeholder roles. Each report can feature thematic overviews by region, includes key informant interviews, and offers recommendations for relevant themes and programs.

1.2 Thematic Research

Thematic research is designed to provide deep dives into specific socio-economic or political issues within fragile contexts. Leveraging expert analysis, we dissect the intricate dynamics of chosen themes, understanding their implications on a local and global scale. Our research encompasses stakeholder analysis, policy impact assessments, and forward-looking insights, offering actionable recommendations. Each thematic report is enriched with data from on-ground sources, key informant interviews, and comprehensive reviews, ensuring a robust foundation for strategic decision-making and program development.

1.3 Digital Monitoring & Investigation

Digital monitoring and investigation focuses on understanding patterns of information consumption and effectively countering disinformation. Our approach involves scrutinizing online narratives, mapping influence networks, and assessing the impact of digital content on public perceptions and behaviors. This comprehensive analysis aids in crafting strategic responses to misinformation, enhancing the effectiveness of communication campaigns, and fostering informed communities in fragile contexts.

1.4 Stakeholders & Service Mapping

Stakeholders and service mapping is designed to identify and analyze key players and services within fragile contexts. This offering provides a detailed landscape overview, highlighting the relationships, influence, and roles of various stakeholders, including governmental bodies, NGOs, community leaders, and private sector entities. By mapping the services available and understanding the intricate network of interactions, we equip organizations with the insights needed to navigate complex environments, foster collaborations, and enhance the effectiveness of their interventions and projects.

1.5 Feasibility Study

A feasibility study is a comprehensive evaluation we conduct to assess the practicality and viability of a proposed project or initiative, especially within challenging or fragile contexts. This study encompasses an in-depth analysis of economic, legal, technical, and scheduling factors to determine the project’s potential for success. We consider local conditions, resources availability, stakeholder interests, and potential risks and benefits. The outcome is a detailed report providing critical insights and recommendations, guiding decision-makers in making informed choices about proceeding with the project, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and contextual realities.

Practice Area

Polling &

Public Perceptions

Understanding the pulse of public opinion is crucial for informed decision-making and effective programming. At Voluntās, we specialize in providing comprehensive polling and public perception services tailored to the unique needs of each organization and program. Leveraging cutting-edge methodologies and a nuanced understanding of the diverse socio-political landscape, we offer meaningful insights into public opinion, attitudes, and preferences. Thanks to local data collection partners we can access remote and fragile contexts. From the design of the framework and surveys to insightful analysis and clear and to-the-point presentations, we empower our clients to navigate complex challenges, anticipate emerging issues, and design impactful strategies rooted in evidence.

Sofia Terragni

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2.1 Perception Surveys

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2.2 Pulse Surveys

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2.3 KAP Assessment

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2.4 Behavior Assessment

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2.5 Voter Sentiment Analysis

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2.6 Voter Registration Polling

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Rebecca John

Remi Djian

Sofia Terragni

Practice Area

Dialogue

Facilitiation

At Voluntās, our Dialogue Facilitation service is crafted to bridge gaps and foster understanding across diverse stakeholders. We facilitate meaningful conversations that drive consensus and actionable outcomes in complex scenarios, including community engagements, corporate settings, and international relations. Our experts use tailored strategies to ensure every voice is heard and integrated into the decision-making process, enhancing collaboration and paving the way for sustainable solutions.

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3.1 Private Public Partnership

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3.2 Response Plans Development

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3.3 Trainings

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Practice Area

Policy

& Academic Briefs

As thought-leaders, we work with leading policy experts and academic institutions on knowledge creation and dissemination in fields such as positive psychology, migration, and organizational management. We currently have partnerships with Saint Joseph University in Beirut and The Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

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4.1 Research Papers

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4.2 Policy Reviews

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4.3 Policy Design

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4.4 Meaningfulness as a measure of well-being

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Practice Area

Strategic
Communication

 

Voluntās specializes in Strategic Communication, designed to align messaging with your organization’s overarching goals. Our approach integrates meticulous planning and analysis, ensuring that every communication reinforces your strategic objectives and enhances stakeholder engagement. By crafting clear, impactful narratives, we help you navigate complex challenges and maintain a strong public image that drives forward your mission.

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5.1 Misinformation studies

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