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Consortium members and research partners

The research in each country is facilitated and implemented by local institutions, experts in the national context as well as in research implementation.

NUINational University of Ireland Galway

The Centre for Global Women’s Studies at NUI Galway, part of the School of Sociology and Political Science, is committed to the development of gender-focused research across a range of issues and disciplines.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Nata Duvvury, Principal Investigator, Senior Lecturer/Director, Centre for Global Women’s Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway

NUI Galway Team Members

  • Dr. Srinivas Raghavendra, Lecturer, School of Economics, NUI Galway
  • Dr. Diarmuid O’Donovan, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, NUI Galway
  • Dr. Stacey Scriver, Post-Doctoral Researcher and Project Coordinator, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway
  • Ms. Sinead Ashe, Post-Doctoral Researcher and Project Coordinator, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway
  • Ms. Carol Ballantine, PhD candidate, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway
  • Mr. Muhammad Sabir, PhD candidate, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway

IpsosMORIIpsos Mori

Ipsos is amongst the best known and most highly respected research organisations in the world, with a global presence across 86 countries. Each year Ipsos conducts research in more than 120 countries, working across national offices and with tried and tested local partners in-country. Ipsos is known for the quality of its research solutions and ability to offer first-class, robust and insightful findings.

Team Members, London Office

  • Sara Grant-Vest, Director of International Social Research
  • John Kennedy, Associate Director,

ICRWInternational Center for Research On Women

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners worldwide to conduct empirical research, provide technical services, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to improve policies and programmes.

Team Members

  • Dr. Gina Alvarado: Sociologist, Violence Rights and Inclusion
  • Jennifer Mueller: Program Associate, Violence Rights and Inclusion


Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC)
Established in 1995, the Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC), a non-profit research think tank, has made a significant intellectual contribution in placing issues of pro-poor growth and social development on Pakistan's policy-making agenda. SPDC focuses on four key areas for research and analysis: macroeconomy and public finance; poverty; gender; and governance. The Centre provides technical guidance to the government to adopt gender responsive budgeting at all levels.

Project Lead: Prof. Khalida Ghaus


The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)
ISSER currently serves as the research wing under the College of Humanities, University of Ghana and engages in a number of policy relevant research whose findings are intended to help policy makers on the best policy decisions to make for national development. The Institute produces the annual State of the Ghanaian Economy report, as well as a series of peer-reviewed technical publications.

Project Lead: Prof Felix Asante

South Sudan

Dr. Khalifa Elmusharaf is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at University of Limerick. He has more than fifteen years of experience as obstetrician, researcher, project manager, lecturer and health system specialist in academia, ministries of health, and International organizations. He is a consultant in public health, biostatistics, and research methods, with experience in community based initiatives, participatory ethnographic evaluation & research, innovative qualitative research, and community readiness assessment.

Project Lead: Dr. Khalifa Elmusharaf