We collect empirical evidence through a participatory mixed-method approach, by directly engaging community members, beneficiaries and informed individuals, such as civil society representatives, local decision-makers, and private sector businesses in the communities where humanitarian and development projects are implemented.
Our network of well-trained and experienced field researchers and monitors collect information by applying a range of data collection methodologies, such as community and beneficiary surveys, focus group discussions, semi-structured key informant interviews, and community mapping exercises.
To ensure the quality and relevance of our products, as well as to deliver outputs which our clients are happy with, a rigorous research process is integrated into all our media projects. This consists of information collection techniques such as desk reviews of online sources, key informant interviews, and focus groups with relevant stakeholders.
Further, Exigo conducts media analysis by systematically studying mass media content concerning social and political issues on for example migration, gender equality, the environment, and conflict.
Exigo offers its clients social research services through a team of multi-national researchers who all have sector-specific expertise, including but not limited to: gender & inclusion, livelihoods, human rights, humanitarian action, migration, economic development, governance, and conflict resolution.
These assessments are important because they inform decision-makers about the technical and operational feasibility of projects before time and resources are invested, while also providing an opportunity to identify risks, barriers, and opportunities to ensure the design of relevant and effective initiatives.
Exigo’s researchers utilise a variety of research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, and apply triangulation and mixed-method approaches to ensure the validity and reliability of their findings.