Social Research

  • Are you involved in the implementation of social and/or developmental projects?
  • Do you need data to establish the success rate of your project/intervention?
  • Do you want to establish the effects of your project/intervention on the target group?
  • Do you lack authoritative data that can show the progress of your intervention and the effect it has on the target society?



Research Solutions Ltd offers two complementary quantitative surveys that can measure the scope and success of your social and development projects. A baseline survey, followed by monitoring and evaluation surveys will provide you with the information you require to design and strengthen your intervention and increase its effectiveness to the target society.

Baseline Surveys

A baseline study allows you to establish the starting point from which to measure progress. Baseline data is collected only once and forms the basis for comparison with successive data in order to establish which areas of the project/intervention are successful and which areas need improvement. A baseline survey can therefore provide the following information:

  • Awareness
  • Usage
  • Attitudes
  • Acceptability

Monitoring and Evaluation

In a world where you need to prove the success of your intervention, it is imperative that you measure change that is brought about by the intervention. Once the intervention has been launched, monitoring and evaluation research should be conducted on a regular basis to establish the success or otherwise of the project. The monitoring and evaluation tool has to measure the same issues as the baseline data in order to measure change. Thus monitoring and evaluation allows you to establish:

  • Changes in awareness
  • Changes in usage
  • Changes in attitudes and acceptance

Example of Social Research


An international policy management organization asked Research Solutions to conduct a poll amongst children and youth in Central and Western Africa


  • Identify problems and issues that children and youth see as priority regarding their rights and welfare
  • Provide partners, NGO’s, governments and non-government bodies with additional information for better action and policy making

Key Activities

  • Conducted focus Group Discussion for the qualitative phase based on a questionnaire provided by the client
  • Implemented a 3- stage stratified cluster sample design to select the sample
  • Identified 5 primary sampling points in each of the 10 countries


The findings were compiled into a synthesized report that was presented by our client at an international forum

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