Knowledge is Power, but Understanding is Everything
We support leaders in policy and practice
make good, evidence-based decisions
on social justice and social development challenges.
Some of our current projects
LESETLHENG COMMUNITY BENEFICIARY VALIDATION
ECD ACCESS MAPPING
WARD COUNCILLLORS EVALUATION PROJECT
DGMT TEACHERS CAN
HARAMBEE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS SURVEY
"Social Surveys Africa were a pleasure to work with: collaborative in their approach, professional in all their undertakings, flexible in the face of ambiguity, skilled at managing stakeholder partnerships and timely in meeting deadlines."
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
"Social Surveys Africa has a long-standing relationship with Anglo American and has conducted a range of large social research studies for us over the past twenty years… In addition to designing the study and collecting the data, Social Surveys analysed the strategic implications of the empirical materials for AAP’s policies affecting both migrant and local employees, including policies on housing, transport, indebtedness, health care, employee communication and other related fields. These strategic implications are now being presented to and debated by all levels of management within Anglo American as they impact on our business across sectors."
Executive Head, Anglo American
"The survey sites are all highly volatile and frequently violent communities. The first round of field work was completed in the three weeks before the local government elections, a particularly sensitive time. Social Surveys was able to design and manage the field work process, including community entry and data collection, in a way which navigated this complex environment."
Director, Freedom House South Africa
"What differentiates Social Surveys Africa from many of their competitors is their commitment to ensuring the quality and completeness of data collected, even in challenging situations or contexts. Social Surveys combines expertise in research and instrument design with extensive field experience. We have cultivated a close working relationship with Social Surveys and would recommend them as a development and research partner"
Director: Public Economics & Monitoring and Evaluation, DNA Economics
"I just wanted to note that we've really been impressed with the quality of the interviews and we are really excited with the richness of the data being collected."
Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"The M&E framework Social Surveys provided us was in a highly use-friendly format, combining strong technical M&E knowledge with an appreciation for the specific institutional structure and the theory of change they developed provided us with a guideline for our future work. We greatly appreciate working with Social Surveys Africa and would recommend them for any M&E research."
Environmental Governance Project Manager, African Climate Reality Project
"Social Surveys Africa's independent observer role has provided invaluable advice to all our partners in this complex project (survey of 36000 respondents with strict representative sampling criteria and an experimental, partnership-based and youth-employment-supporting implementation model), helping the team to identify underlying assumptions work with risks and bottlenecks, and manage challenging relationships."
Executive Director, GCRO
"The experience and knowledge of Social Surveys with regards to understanding the mining industry and the accommodation challenges in the country was invaluable during the planning, design and overall survey management. South Deep appreciates the professional, independent analytical feedback that will assist in executing the housing strategy"
Head of business improvement, Gold FieldsVimal Kanjee
Manager, Gold Fields Property Division
Some of our clients
The Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030 were launched in June 2018 as a multi stakeholder, research driven initiative to provide tools in the form of scenarios to focus leaders from different sectors and people from all walks of life on South Africa’s trajectory...
Based on a study which Social Surveys Africa conducted in 2017-2018 with the IMAGE programme and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHMT), a new open access academic journal article summarises insights on the impacts of microfinance programmes on...
Partner highlight: Monitoring, evaluation and learning for cohesive social impact – from ends to means
Social Surveys Director Dr Tara Poltzer is featured in this months’ edition of the Democracy Works Newsletter. Read her full...
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