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At Osman Consulting, we don’t just respond to emergencies and disasters, we carry out research to understand the causes and drivers and to assess impact, thus helping to prevent future recurrence and maximise the effectiveness of humanitarian and stabilisation expenditure. 

We believe that the best research gives a voice to the individuals and communities we seek to help, people who are often marginalised or traumatised. We work at grassroots level and build trust by speaking to communities in their language and ensuring our research draws on their experience and expertise and responds to their needs.

Our research is grounded in our practical expertise and nuanced understanding of the context, underlying issues and root causes in unstable and crisis environments, while drawing on the latest best practice and academic insight. Our extensive networks make field research possible in locations where it is often restricted. 

Osman Consulting offers bespoke research services. Contact us to discuss your needs. 

Examples of our research  

  • Yemen 2019: Investigating hate speech in on behalf of Peace Tech Lab, identifying words and phrases used online that are offensive and inflammatory and could contribute to violence.

  • North East Syria, 2017: Education in Emergencies (EiE) assessment on behalf of UNESCO. 

  • Lebanon, 2013: Education in Emergencies (EiE) assessment on behalf of UNESCO.

  • Somalia, 2014: Research into the impact of counter-terrorism on humanitarian actors, for Tufts University. ​



Humanitarian Access Scoping Study 

Scoping study for Syrian humanitarian convoys’ access from neighbouring countries (Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq)

Somalia Emerging Actors Research 

Within the framework of the Horn of Africa, carried out research and analysis of ‘emerging’ actors, particularly in relation to the Somalia famine response.

Post-Conflict Recovery Needs and Restoration of Public Service Delivery Project 

Developed a systematic approach to post conflict recovery needs and restoration of public service delivery sectors including forming Disaster Management Teams DRTs, with identified qualifications, responsibilities, authorities, structure

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