Anthrologica is a research-based organisation specialising in applied anthropology in global health. They conduct formative and operational research across health sectors, focusing on the interface between the provision and uptake of health services, particularly in resource-scarce settings.
Their specific expertise lies in incorporating the needs and perceptions of intended beneficiaries into health policy and planning to ensure that it is contextually relevant and that opportunities for improving health are maximised through the active participation of recipients. They work within the healthcare structures of the countries in which they operate, often in collaboration with local partners.
Interconnected areas of workFormative and operational research
They undertake both rapid ethnographic studies and longer-term fieldwork. In building a strong evidence base, they collect, analyse and apply empirical data to inform the design, content and orientation of health policies and programmes focusing on the relevance, appropriateness and acceptability of interventions.
Monitoring and evaluation
Ongoing monitoring and evaluation is key to adequate measurement and reporting. They design strategies and suitable criteria for multi-levelled monitoring and evaluation that clearly target a programmatic cycle and reporting requirements. They also conduct independent mid-term reviews and end-of-programme evaluations.
In addition to focused consultancies, they also establish partnerships for longer-term engagement. This enables sustained collaboration, allowing them to contribute to an organisation’s or institution’s research, development and evaluation capacity, and to provide external advice and support when necessary.
Presentation of research
They publish in international peer-reviewed journals and regularly present at conferences and symposia. Anthrologica is a member of several professional bodies, and they aim to contribute to the arenas of international health, development and social science through their rigorous approach and the dissemination of their work.