Putting people first
in humanitarian operations
Ground Truth Solutions
Our mission is to ensure that people affected by crisis have a say in humanitarian action, from individual projects to global humanitarian reform.
We help people affected by crisis to influence:
ProjectCommunity perceptions in Uganda
In Uganda, we are talking to South Sudanese and Congolese community leaders in refugee settlements across 10 regions, to capture their insight on communities’ information access, behaviours, trust and the economic impact of COVID-19.
ProjectAmplifying affected people’s views of the humanitarian and COVID-19 responses in Burkina Faso
We are collecting feedback from internally displaced people and host community members in Burkina Faso regarding their views of the humanitarian aid they receive and their opinions on the current COVID-19 response.
OpinionTrumanitarian podcast: The customer is King
In this episode Lars Peter Nissen talks to Nick van Praag of Ground Truth Solutions about whether or not the customer is yet king in humanitarian action.
OpinionPolls are not a substitute for dialogue with your constituents: what can we learn from the US elections?
How do we distinguish between two very different forms of public inquiry – election polls and surveys of affected people in humanitarian crises? Can we learn lessons from one to inform the other? How do we safeguard against wild inaccuracies?
Opinion10 things we’ve learned about tracking perceptions
Perception surveys are all the rage and no humanitarian crisis is complete without teams of enumerators asking questions about how affected people see things. But if perception surveys are to serve a useful purpose, they should respect 10 essential precepts.
ProjectCollecting citizens and community actors’ perceptions on COVID-19 in CAR
In the Central African Republic (CAR), Ground Truth Solutions is working with UNICEF on the implementation of surveys gauging the perceptions of affected communities, humanitarian staff and other key actors on the on-going humanitarian response to COVID-19.