Samuel Hall produces research based on first-hand knowledge of contexts affected by migration and displacement. With feet on the ground, we provide academic standard fieldwork that positively impacts policies, programs, and people.

For this we abide by a variety of core values that include:

  • Engaging in empirical, on-the-ground, field research
  • An analytical and rigorous use of methods and data
  • A creative and innovative ability make a positive impact on people’s lives

We rely on the experience and data accrued by Samuel Hall over more than a decade of fieldwork in contexts ranging from Afghanistan to East and West Africa.

We look at data from novel perspectives, developing sampling methodologies, indices, statistical models, and predictive analytics.

We strive wherever possible to collaborate in, and contribute to, the creation of global standards and best practices in the hope of informing spirited and rigorous policy debate.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Our research teams implement advanced sampling strategies, including standard stratified sampling and cluster-sampling techniques, as well as more advanced reference-driven sampling methods. Samuel Hall has developed a number of indexing and scoring algorithms that have later been adopted by clients for use in future studies.

We are particularly known for our expertise in:

  • Sampling methodologies
  • Statistical models, indices, and predictive analytics
  • Tools for analysis and interpretation of field-collected data
  • Setting standards for field data collection and analysis

Past innovations include a youth employment nexus study to identify and assess employment opportunities for displaced youth in Somaliland and Puntland, and an integration index to evaluate the degree of assimilation of relocated displaced persons in Afghanistan.