At Bodhi Global Analysis we produce political economy and conflict analyses reports to support the development of informed international development strategies and interventions. All our services are tailored to client needs and programme objectives. All our reports mainstream gender, as we strongly believe in the importance of gender sensitive PEA and conflict analysis as a means of enabling stakeholders and donors to develop equitable and durable development solutions. We offer:
- City-level conflict analysis
- Political Economy Analysis (PEA)
- Field research and data collection
- City-level Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) assessments
- Migration assessments
- Bespoke analysis and advisory
Political Economy Analysis
Our approach to PEA is grounded in a sound understanding of the context at the macro, meso and micro levels. This includes a study of prevailing political and economic processes — the key institutions, structures, stakeholders, the distribution of resources and competing interests — that underpin an issue, sector or region. We analyse the interplay between norms, interests and power, and the influence of cultural, social or political norms. In addition to a study of structures and institutions, there is a stress on how community actors and their political agency affect development expectations and outcomes.
Our approach to conflict analysis emphasises the importance of local context and the perspectives of affected communities. Moreover, we believe that gender sensitive conflict analysis is essential in understanding the causes, impact, and resolution of conflict. Our conflict analysis reports include a scenario planning component based on research findings, which broadly reflect potential changes in the conflict situation and the likely impact on programming, in terms of the risks and opportunities that each scenario represents.
Contextual and Situational Analysis
Our approach to contextual and situational analysis, draws on our expertise in PEA and conflict analysis. With a focus on the client’s key programming areas and sectors, the research is aimed at developing an understanding of the current political, social, economic trends, the policy environment for implementation of projects, and also considering cultural and religious factors, as well as social norms. In presenting the context for future programming we aim to analyse opportunities, barriers, and bottlenecks, highlight existing interventions by other stakeholders, their level of success and impact on policy, or gaps that persist, so as to produce the most comprehensive systematic analysis to inform organisations’ strategic decision-making.
We follow a strict code of research best practice to ensure the high quality of our work, as well as sound management practices to allow for prompt delivery of outcomes and risk mitigation. Every aspect of our work reflects the company’s core values of integrity and objectivity.
- We provide comprehensive evidence based recommendations that reflect ground realities
- We believe in producing objective knowledge through sound research processes, combining academic rigour with policy relevance
- We are committed to constant learning and innovating our research tools to adapt to specific country contexts, improve efficiency and data quality
- Operating in FCAS, a full understanding of the conflict situation underpins our analysis and recommendations
- Our starting point is to understand the political context which injects nuance in the analysis of issues
- We are proficient and experienced in the use of participatory research tools, including training enumerators, researchers and organisational staff in the effective application of the tools
- Our attitude and work ethic is defined by our genuine engagement with the issues and a desire to contribute to humanitarian and development outcomes
- We pride ourselves on our integrity, efficiency and attention to detail