Practical Research

We offer practical research, including policy and market research, focusing on climate change, sustainable development, industrialization, renewable energy, transport, urbanization, sustainable materials, environmental technologies and eco-tourism in China and African countries. Practical research means for us that research results are concrete, practical and applicable for our clients or respective target groups. We ensure this by understanding from the outset why information is sought and how it will be used and tailor our research design and research team accordingly.

Policy Research
We conduct policy research at the international, national and local levels. At the international level, we are specialized in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the intergovernmental climate change and sustainable development processes, including the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. At the national and local levels, we focus on institutions, strategies, plans, processes and actions that are relevant for sustainable development.

Market Research
We work with local partners in China and African countries to identify, compile and analyze latest accurate data and information on market needs, market size, competition and customers. We apply both qualitative techniques, including focus group discussions, in-depth interviews as well as quantitative techniques, such as customer surveys and analysis of secondary data.

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