research, design
adaptation

overview

GIST is a research and advisory company that focuses on conflict, governance and peace-building issues. We work with governments, international organizations and local community structures to inform, design and implement transformative strategies. We provide a full spectrum capability, with researchers and partners able to access hard to reach areas and national and international experts engaging at policy and strategy levels. We work alongside clients, bringing professionalism and passion to research, design and implement tailored solutions.

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our work

Focussed initially on the Horn of Africa, we continue to work with research partners, grassroots civil society organisations and private actors who enable in-depth research and analysis in all regions and communities of East Africa, including in opposition-held territories. Learning from operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments, we have systematically developed tested capabilities to deliver across Eastern and Central Africa, the Sahel, and the Lake Chad Basin, as well as the Balkans, the Levant and Central Asia.

clients

We have a successful track-record working with international organisations, national governments, and commercial clients in the stabilisation, security, aid and development and socio-economic sectors.

services

Research and analysis

We integrate granular field research with open source and remote sensing data to inform and advise and clients.

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Learning and Strategy Design

We help clients absorb critical data into their decision-making processes and advise on programme design and policy development.

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training and Capacity Building

We deliver bespoke training, and flexible, adaptable and iterative capacity-building for institutional development and security sector reform.

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Monitoring and Evaluation

We provide third-party verification, monitoring, and evaluation services combining deep context understanding and innovative methodologies.

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