GRAG’s strategies are developed with high quality, well-documented research that allows us to tailor our programs to the needs of the target populations. As a team, we examine the intersectionality of issues for communities by considering the social, cultural, economic, and educational variations within the population. Some of our strategies for effective research initiatives include the following:
Developing and proposing a set of methods and research models, according to prospective and experimental approaches, among others;
Conducting research projects aimed at identifying the specific needs of target groups;
Conducting Focus Group Discussions or In-depth interviews with locals in their native language and collecting qualitative and quantitative data on the communities being studied;
Using Social Network Analysis (SNA) to understand the socio-cultural ties within the communities in hopes of implementing long-lasting initiatives;
Identifying indicators that measure the impact of initiatives on target groups;
Creating frameworks for the involvement of minorities in programs that affect them;
Developing a culture of capitalizing on research results both within GRAG and with our institutional partners.