Oslo Analytica has a pool of highly qualified researchers, several senior affiliates with PhDs, including staff with professor qualifications within human rights, peace and conflict studies, and democratization / political studies. Additionally, we have an extensive and well qualified global network of expert individuals and institutions able to provide in-depth empirical knowledge of a particular country, as well as multi-disciplinary analyses.

We carry out basic research projects as well as flexible and creative mixed-methods approaches for both formative and summative evaluations to inform policy and practice and analytical processes. Oslo Analytica is experienced in qualitative data collection and analysis and also small and larger-scale quantitative data surveys and analysis; for example longitudinal panel based surveys and mobile phone surveys.

Our research includes social sciences – with emphasis on political and anthropological studies – human rights and international law; as well as analysis of war and conflict, peace and reconciliation processes, and post-conflict reconstructions. Oslo Analytica has researched and analysed processes of state formation and constitutional reform, elections and democratisation processes, international and multi-stakeholder development programmes, local economies and patterns of production, social and political consequences of conflict, gender-based violence and women´s social, political and economic empowerment, entry points for change, post-conflict rehabilitation and reintegration processes, international, regional and national legal frameworks, and obstacles to their implementation.

Oslo Analytica has expertise in delivering purely research-based investigations and analyses, resulting in reports, academic articles, or books. Typically, such projects address more complex, current affairs issues, such as Islamism in the Horn of Africa, political reconciliation and conflict in Zanzibar, or, for instance, a legal pluralism study on the implementation of women’s rights in a domestic context.

With a broad joint language base, including many of the key Horn of Africa vernaculars, Oslo Analytica undertakes field assignments across these regions, and beyond.