Every organization goes through periods where they must ask themselves questions about their current situation, whether it's with regards to their organizational structure, their territory, the way their environment is evolving, the current health of their sector, and so on. All these questions have in common that they cannot be answered without going through a data collection process. Indeed, in any group or community there comes a time when we need to stop make an assessment to see where everyone stands. However, sometimes it is difficult to obtain clarity on the overall picture and collecting intelligence is an essential first step towards gaining this clarity.
Whether it's through a literature review, the establishment of an organizational overview and diagnostic of the sectorial or territorial situation, a case study or a participative action-research, Niska can help you to better grasp the significance and potential of your field and therefore increase your knowledge of it. Our interventions are not dropped from the top of an ivory tower; rather, they aim to produce accessible results which are easily communicated and rooted in practicality. Our clients acknowledge and appreciate our solid experience in research methodology. We are experts in qualitative research and work with collaborators whose grasp of quantitative methods is sturdy. Our interventions are carried out through rigorous reference frameworks which aim to spark positive change and help fuel the ambitions, inspirations and the organization of communities and organizations. Strategic funding and sustainable and local development are two great exemples of frameworks which we regularly use to help make sense of evolving contexts and development processes.
In addition, we can carry out project and program evaluation contracts for you. Our participative and progressive approach aims to facilitate the emergence of new learnings and to put forth lessons into action throughout the length of the project right until the end. We can also guide future members of the family of collective enterprises in their pre-startup process by carrying out market and feasibility studies.