The Bridge can provide clients with scoping studies to inform their programmatic or organisational strategies based on their target sectors and populations or markets. This can include an array of different research methodologies including primary and secondary, qualitative and quantitative, and remote and/or in-person data collection. Examples could include community consultation to determine potential design for an investment in rural livelihoods, or a market analysis to assess demand for a specific product in production by a private firm. Our scoping services can include providing the client with an ‘options’ analysis which presents a range of potential project approaches and provides data and analysis assessing the merits of each for achieving the client’s objectives, along with any potential risks or issues.
Where the client’s desired approach is more clearly defined, we are also able to provide feasibility studies and ‘proof of concept’ research to test the appropriateness of a project design at a wider level and, if necessary, to provide feedback and recommendations for improvement. Our team’s experience in this area includes supporting a major private company through the scoping/design phase and leading the accompanying feasibility study for a social investment programme in the livelihoods sector in a remote area in Myanmar.