Non-Governmental Organizations

We work directly for global civil society organizations with data needs and social impact initiatives in 10-200 countries, including NGOs such as The World Bank, The International Association of Prosecutors, and The MasterCard Foundation.

For an international association representing the chief prosecutors of every country in the world, RIWI collected more than 400,000 respondents’ opinions on attitudes toward corruption levels of different government workers, including prosecutors and police. The data were presented at the NGO’s annual conference, synthesized into a summary report, and thereafter cited by other NGOs, such as the World Bank. The data are the first baseline data of this nature in the world by which member states can compare the changing perceptions of their populations over time toward trust in different types of government officials.

For a global NGO focused on financial and social policy indicators in all countries of the world, RIWI measured the attitudes of more than 65,000 citizens in 63 countries of the world toward the benefits of open government initiatives as enablers of trust and civil liberties. These data were presented at an event hosted by a G-7 country, and presented to government representatives of all these member states. The NGO created a public portal to download the data which were then endorsed as foundational to open government initiatives around the world by a wide variety of other international NGOs.

For an arm’s length foundation associated with a Fortune 100 company, RIWI measured youth optimism in the spheres of educational and economic opportunities in 14 African countries. The findings of this initiative are helping this NGO identify and refine youth-focused corporate social good priority initiatives.

In partnership with a worldwide federation of 1100 member organizations from 110 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights, RIWI released a 51-country study measuring emergent public opinion on the issue of marriage equality in mid-2014 leading up to the Irish referendum on the issue in 2015. According to a Discussion Paper data review by the Irish writers, researchers and civil rights activists,  Aengus Carroll and George Robotham, “RIWI random intercept technology was an incisive tool to measuring emergent public opinion on the issue of marriage equality in mid-2014… RIWI can collect population-centric data in nations where risk organizations would otherwise need to deploy intelligence personnel in-country to obtain reliable ‘situational intelligence’ data for population-centric opinion using expensive surveys.” The authors found that, “[I]n terms of cost, reach, security and reliability, the RIWI random intercept technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for policy development and service delivery related to sexual orientation and gender identity. In partnership with the lived experience of advocate organizations in territories, this technology has transformative potential for social change agendas.”

On behalf of a global civic organization examining the degree to which everyday Iranians supported diplomacy-related initiatives between Iran and the United States — two months prior to an interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear program signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries — RIWI measured the opinions of more than 3,000 everyday Iranians on a variety of relevant topics in 72 hours. The results were published in Arab media around the world and were provided to the United Nations to inform global leaders on how to guide the interests of the US and Iranian governments leading up to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 countries in July 2015.