We believe that data and information are strategic assets for the institution. Investing these assets improve performance and lowers the risks of decision-making.
We, in Kudra, believe that we are in an increasingly complicated world, and that we are in circumstances that require us to make decisions based on accurate scientific understanding which can’t be reached without research and analytics using effective tools and techniques that are compatible with the circumstances.
Kudra aims to build a scientific platform that produces knowledge to serve social and economic development in the Arab region
Social Impact and Social Return
Needs Assessment Research
Conducting a statistical study on the project and its outcomes to generate a detailed scientific report on social impact and return of the project, or to predict the social return that the project will cause. The Social Return study includes the following indicators and assessments:
Positive, negative, direct, and indirect outcomes of the projects, in addition to the fundamental factors affecting these outcomes.
Social Return on Investment (SROI)
Providing a professional scientific study to convince decision-makers and donors of the outcomes and direct and indirect impact of the project on society.
Evaluating the capability of the project’s inputs to achieve the desired impact, and comparing the outcomes of the project based on social return.
Direct the organization’s work towards projects that achieve maximum impact, thus maximizing the social impact of the organization as a whole.
Assessing and predicting the needs of an area or a society for particular products and solutions through developing needs assessment indicators, and evaluating these indicators in a statistical study on the area or society.
A better understanding of the needs that can’t be perceived as important, or even existing needs.
Greater credibility and descriptive objectivity to the people’s needs
More familiarity with the needs of the group or society; a good survey gives more detailed information, and is more representative of the group of people, compared to the observation method
Ensuring that any activity or decision taken will be in line with society’s needs.
Documenting these needs as required for funding
One of the challenges that arise during project planning, and monitoring and evaluation planning is how to assess the goals in quantitative methods, which requires building indicators to measure the outcomes and performance of the project with quantitative methods.
Digital description of the outcomes and performance facilitates the evaluation and comparison process
Giving credibility to the outcomes of the project as objective scientific indicators focus on objectives rather than being an arbitrary personal description of the outcomes
The ability to predict the outcomes of other projects by enabling researchers with scientific quantitative tools
Customization: In Kudra, we are keen on maintaining the organization’s private situation in terms of activity, administrative model, environment, and project circumstances. The framework for monitoring and evaluation is designed to fit all these variables and parameters.
Digitals: Kudra invests in digital technology and the development of using digital tools to suit working conditions. We invest in data collection (Kubo, Data Cone) and we use R, IBM SPSS Statistics.
Analytics and Interpretation: In Kudra, we seek the best investment in data resulting from M&E processes to provide scientific statistical interpretations and justifications of the outcomes which, in turn, contribute to better planning for future projects.
Conducting studies to understand and cover social issues through:
Social problems diagnostic research aimed at identifying the root problems of the issue at hand.
Development and innovation studies and solutions based on observation techniques, needs analysis, and discussion groups.