Understand what's happening, even in the world's most challenging environments


We work with development agencies, foundations and hedge funds seeking new ways to improve their decision-making in developing countries and emerging markets. We help our clients understand what’s actually happening on the ground, even in challenging environments where timely data can otherwise be difficult or impossible to find. We have the capacity to work in almost any country in the world. To date, our engagements have included: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, Russia, Syria, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe.

We deliver the answers you need, when you need them


We collect proprietary, real-time survey data, which tracks the views, behaviors and plans of people on the ground. This includes public sentiment, consumer, economic and political data. We combine this survey data with predictive analytics to deliver unique insights in real time. 

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We monitor the risks faced by returned refugees and internally displaced persons in Afghanistan

We conduct thousands of in-depth mobile phone surveys with returned refugees and internally displaced persons across Afghanistan, allowing our clients to track changing socio-economic indicators and emerging threats in real time.



We observe and predict changing trends in the Chinese economy

We collect daily survey data in China from a representative cross-section of the population, tracking key economic and industry-specific trends in real-time. We have created a proprietary China Daily Consumer Confidence Index, based on this survey data, which has predicted future trends in the economy based on the changing views of Chinese consumers.



We track conflict trends Nigeria, even in otherwise inaccessible regions

We conduct daily mobile phone surveys with a broad cross-section of the population living in key conflict-affected areas, allowing us to track how these populations view these conflicts today, as well as how these views change over time.