About Us

The Research People is a growing research consultancy based in London working to support local humanitarian action and to develop robust tools for assessing outcomes. In the eighteen months since we were established, we have delivered more than fifteen research and evaluation studies relating to effective local response, innovation, decision making and partnership. We've supported the work of a diverse set of NGOs and networks including the CDAC Network, Oxfam, ActionAid, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and the Start Network. View our Portfolio →

We help humanitarian agencies address three linked challenges:

Local Humanitarian Action

We seek out local perspectives on preparedness and response, and analyse how our clients can support effective local humanitarian action

Field-led Innovation

We help our clients to monitor, evaluate and understand field-led innovation processes that generate new ideas and deliver more effective responses

Decision Making

We help our clients to examine and reflect on their humanitarian strategies, decisions and decision-making processes