Government

We work – either directly, or through universities, consultancies, and research units – for governments and government agencies with data needs and otherwise unobtainable situational intelligence requirements in 10-200 countries.

For a major sub-national government representing over 10 million people, RIWI captured attitudes of how social media tools can be used as low-cost interventions to help alleviate the costs, and improve the health of the frail elderly population while at the same empowering young people to support such initiatives. These data were published in journals, presented at government events, and thereafter supported internal innovation exercises in government. This eventually lead to a better understanding of the ROI and best-practices execution of social ideas-exchange platforms to support low-cost social media applications for new innovations to address the cost and burden of disease associated with caregiving for frail elderly populations.

For a government-funded national health commission of a G-7 country, RIWI is undertaking a multi-wave study to gauge awareness of mental health awareness, literacy, stigma and help-seeking behaviour among a large and diverse youth population in many countries. These findings have as their objectives to create baseline inter-country comparisons and scientifically rigorous measurement on these issues, and to track these issues over time. In this process, we seek to assess potential reasons for any changes from baseline data over the different waves of data capture.

On behalf of a global consultancy measuring the brand association of a country, RIWI collected multiple waves of data at a city-level. In between these waves of data capture, another company initiated a social media campaign in the same geography, socializing the brand attributes of the country. RIWI empirically measured the positive impact of the interim social media campaign, helping to enable the consultancy to initiate similar and adaptive social media campaigns in different cities around the world on behalf of the country.

For a large sub-national government, RIWI captured hundreds of thousands of opinions in more than 100 countries during a pandemic outbreak to measure attitudes toward the safety of a vaccine and other public health precautions. These findings, published and then socialized at government-sponsored public health events, enabled government and University researchers to better understand the limitations of the effectiveness of information campaigns prior to, and during, a disease outbreak.