Our Research

Practical focus

At YTF, we do a lot of research, but we don’t do this to get grants or chase pie-in-the-sky thinking. We do research to make a difference in people’s lives, here and now.

That’s what research should do: make life better.

To find out how our research can benefit your work, please contact us.

We have a unique track record of conducting baseline monitoring and evaluation work in hard-to-reach and high-risk areas, while applying the highest professional quality to field work. We employ highly trained master data collectors, run multiple pilots, and perform on-site verification of data collection. Bottom line – you can’t manage what you can’t measure.

YTF provides original data, analysis, and insights on trends, with a focus on how people access and use these services for transformation.

Our Research Areas

  • Education and skills gap
  • Entrepreneurship ecosystems
  • Financial inclusion
  • Gender and Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • Labor market assessments
  • Mobile value added services
  • Youth unemployment

Who we work with

We work with a wide range of clients – from international development agencies to private sector firms and philanthropic foundations – to make a positive impact in the lives of people at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

What we do

  • We conduct quantitative and qualitative studies covering both the demand side (client/consumer) and the supply side (providers).
  • Program monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Baseline needs analysis and reporting for program development
  • Public opinion polling
  • Data management and analysis
  • Metrics definition and communication

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