At Sayara Research they work for the benefit of Afghanistan by providing the government, the international community, civil society and the private sector with the information that they need to make a difference. They are an Afghan company that has been creating sustainable development for the past 10 years working with local and international clients from the head office in Kabul, and the regional offices throughout the country. As a social enterprise they believe that the interests of business and society are one in the same, so they choose the projects carefully to have the greatest impact on improving the quality of life in Afghanistan.
They provide clients with research, assessment, and monitoring and evaluation services to inform more effective strategies and better decision making based on scientific evidence. The analytical products measure the outputs, outcomes and impacts of development projects, and provide actionable recommendations for impactful intervention.
The strength comes from the adherence to the core values, the unparalleled expertise in research methodologies, the deep experience of the team, and the national reach of field force. They constantly innovate to create research designs that are customized to answer clients’ questions. By applying social science to understand Afghanistan’s complex environment, they find practical solutions to difficult problems.
The national team of researchers extends throughout the provinces outside of Kabul into some of country’s most insecure districts. The field force is made up of educated Afghans from the localities where they work, including teachers, journalists, doctors, engineers, local NGO workers, and students who have a positive and constructive, yet often underappreciated presence in society. Sayara Research rigorously checks applicants’ bona fides before integrating them into the team. As data collectors they improve their professional skill set and earn an additional income to support a better standard of living for their families. Joining the research team entails attending mandatory training before each project, passing regular aptitude tests, and maintaining their primary job.See more