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Groundswell supplies critical research to inform humanitarian response and development programming.

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Groundswell supplies critical research to inform humanitarian response and development programming.

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About groundswell

Groundswell provides clients with custom research products at each stage of the international humanitarian and development program cycles. Leveraging innovative approaches to research, the Groundswell team collaborates with clients to design meaningful methods of inquiry into important programmatic and operational questions. The Groundswell team has expertise in program and project monitoring and evaluation, needs assessments, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, meta analysis, research design and framework development, and training/workshop facilitation on these topics. Groundswell works with clients to develop strategies to share this critical information with all stakeholders and to utilize findings to catalyze learning opportunities.

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Populations in Crisis


Populations in Crisis


multi-sector needs assessment

Location: Somalia

Overview: Multi-sector needs assessment in Doolow Somalia IDP settlements using household-level data and GIS analysis.
(Agency: REACH for Shelter Cluster)

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displacement
trend analysis

Location: South Sudan

Overview: The study profiles IDPs in 10 settlements and examines displacement trends, motivations, and intentions. 
(Agency: REACH)

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TYPHOON DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Location: The Philippines

Overview: The study gauges the accuracy of crowd-sourced remote damage assessments post Typhoon Haiyan.
(Agency: REACH and ARC)

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Project/Response Monitoring and Evaluation


Project/Response Monitoring and Evaluation


monitoring shelter response

Location: The Philippines

Overview: In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, this report assesses the disaster response and the outcomes of shelter and settlement programming by humanitarian actors. 
(Agency: REACH for Shelter Cluster)

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evaluating cluster response

Location: Somalia

Overview: An evaluation of the Somalia Shelter Cluster’s coordination and programmatic response to the displacement crisis throughout Somalia.
(Agency: REACH for Global Shelter Cluster)

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response in level 3 (l3) crises

Location: Various

Overview: This review outlines key perspectives on L3 crisis designations by reviewing how organizations responded in four of the five L3 crises to date. 
(Agency: IMPACT for ICVA)

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Community Vulnerability & Resilience


Community Vulnerability & Resilience


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flood vulnerability and contingency plan

Location: South Sudan

Overview: Due to inaccessibility, there had been a lack of quality data on the location of the most flood-affected communities, needs, and vulnerability in Warrap State. This research aimed to fill that gap to strengthen relief coordination and to develop a risk-reduction strategy. (Agency: REACH for Shelter Cluster)

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Editorial Contributions


Editorial Contributions


leveraging gis

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine

Overview: This article outlines how simple GIS, mapping, and assessment methods can be used to fill critical information gaps in humanitarian contexts.

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drones for good

ALNAP blog

Overview: The use of UAV-sourced imagery may be a solution to unlocking the potential power of crowd-sourced damage assessments. These technologies hold huge potential.

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