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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.

Pan-European and international research is conducted to the highest standards of methodological rigour through our European Public Affairs (EPA) hub based in Belgium, which has a solid track record of successfully delivering large scale, multi-country solutions for a range of clients, from European and 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.

Ipsos’ Sustainable Development Centre, with hubs around the world, helps track progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by making development cooperation more effective, while helping governments improve their policies and services and private companies become more sustainable.

We have methodological expertise in research and evaluation and subject-matter expertise across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our policy and evaluation experts carry out process and impact evaluations, using experimental, quasi-experimental, and theory-based approaches.

Our ambition is to make sure that top quality primary data and analysis underpin the decisions that shape our world and to put people’s voices at the heart of sustainable development, helping to make it an inclusive and accountable process.