We use both quantitative (surveys, measurements, database analysis, statistical modeling) and qualitative (interviews/focus groups, observations) methods. We practice the principles of community based participatory research (CBPR), and value the community members as equal partners in the research process.
Organizations are effective when they establish reasonable and measurable goals, design activities around a logic model, possess the skills and resources they need, are culturally competent, and have mechanisms in place to monitor progress. We help programs ad partnerships work effectively through training, planning, and evaluation.
We focus on results-oriented strategic communication that takes into account local context, motivation of the target audience and goals of the communication effort. We help clients analyze and segment their audiences, set objectives, and develop appropriate communication strategies.
COVIAN can help you to take your programs to the next level. We can help develop your organizational capacity through a variety of services:
Having a well-planned communication strategy is critical to the success of a program. Covian can guide your communication strategies through:
COVIAN researchers can design and conduct studies to inform policy or strategic decisions and increase knowledge about a particular issue or situation. Research based on your program could be presented in local and international conferences and disseminated in academic journals. Our services in this area include: