Research and Analysis
At Visions Center we help our clients understand complex and challenging topics while building the evidence base for programming, policy, and strategy.
Working through a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, we adapt to the complexity of local environments. Our methodological approaches are designed to translate complexity into actionable recommendations. We ensure the voices of diverse stakeholders inform all our work, using the optimal mix of approaches: interviews, focus groups, direct observation, participatory research and perception surveys.
Our reports, policy briefs, and assessments provide clients with action-focused findings and recommendations. We strive to promote innovative methodologies and work with leading thematic experts to provide cutting-edge conflict analysis, political economy analysis, and stakeholder mapping. We have designed and delivered research studies in fragile environments across the region.
We utilize innovative methodologies to work with our clients to deliver: conflict analysis, governance assessments, civil society mapping, conflict and early warning systems, political economy analysis, capacity building in research skills, and field-based as well as remote data collection.
Visions Center has conducted several research projects in the statistical and evidence-based analysis, surveys, and assessments which involved local and international partners.
Most recently Visions Center carried out a research project for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in the end of 2017. The study offered an overview of each sub-sector of the manufacturing industry in Jordan, identified the major issues within each sub-sector, and developed solutions on how to tackle such issues. It also identified good practices that were already being implemented by firms within the manufacturing industry and analyzed how those practices could be applied to all firms across the entire industry.
In 2017 Visions Center furthermore conducted a study about Study about the Role of the Private Sector in Education, Training, Employment, and Developing Human Resources in Jordan, for the Economic and Social Council in Jordan.
The study aimed at exploring the point of view of a number of business owners in the private sector regarding their roles in training, employment, and human resources in Jordan.
One of our projects in Jordan was in partnership with The Research Institute London (RI) specializing in social dynamic behavior, where we conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews with children and youth to measure perception value, media influence, cultural norms, and social dynamic behavior towards other people, cultures etc. This was part of an international collaborative effort to analyze and provide a comprehensive report on children’s and youth’s perception and behavior vis-à-vis the ‘other’ for the development of educational curriculum materials in countries throughout the globe.
Additionally, Visions Center conducted a public opinion survey in 2009 on Jordan’s parliamentary election. It aimed to measure attitude towards the parliamentary election, voting and political participation. This public opinion survey was conducted for the Ministry of Interior.
In the same year, Visions Center carried out a survey to measure decentralization indicators in different local communities throughout Jordan. This was in preparation for our multi-partnership project on decentralization (where the project commenced in 2010 and still ongoing). It measured concept reception, financial management, public policy and public administration implementation, planning development.