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International Social Research

Understanding citizens and societies around the world.

Ipsos has a long history of conducting international social research. Supported by established products and backed by a global network of Ipsos experts, we are uniquely designed to help support the needs of the public and private sectors, agencies, organisations, and governments. We use Ipsos´ powerful, integrated global network and latest state of the art survey tools, systems and processes.

Ipsos has expertise across a range of international development and public diplomacy programme areas including: agriculture, civil society, conflict mitigation, democracy, human rights and governance, economic growth and trade, education, finance and economic inclusion, environment and natural resources, human and institutional capacity development, population health and nutrition, gender, international diplomacy and cooperation, and humanitarian and disaster relief.

International research is conducted to the highest standards of methodological rigour through central teams and experts within the countries. We have a solid track record of successfully delivering large scale, multi-country solutions for a range of clients, from including international institutions, through to NGOs and leading academic institutions.

The team helps senior policy and decision makers understand public and business opinion and behaviours in relation to a range of policy issues, including:

  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Population health
  • Justice
  • Education
  • Economic and financial affairs
  • Communications and technology
  • Political engagement and participation
  • Consumer issues

Our work spans every stage of the research process, from questionnaire design, sampling and data collection, to data analysis and reporting. We have expertise in both traditional research methodologies – including large-scale surveys (especially telephone and online), in-depth interviews and focus groups – and in newer and emerging techniques, such as behavioural science and text analytics.