SERVICES

EXAMPLES OF OUR SERVICES

Tailored Writing courses

WRITING COURSE

  • Writing for research & advocacy
  • Writing for research proposals
  • Academic writing

RESEARCH TRAININGS

  • Ethics
  • Risk mitigation
  • Research question design
  • Research methods training
  • Literature review/secondary research
  • Analysis
  • Basic qualitative analysis
  • Basic quantitative analysis
  • Conference support

Mentorships

RESEARCH TRAINING

  • Preliminary planning
  • Research design
  • Research tools & fieldworker training
  • Data review & analysis
  • Validation, advocacy, & follow-up planning
  • Peer-review (optional)

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  • training in the MEAL process

Research We Lead

SUBSTANTIVE RESEARCH

  • Community development
  • Environmental governance
  • Urban development
  • SEZs
  • Human rights
  • International law
  • Land rights
  • Political ecology
  • Peace and conflict
  • Transitional justice

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  • Baseline assessments
  • Impact assessments
  • Research assessments
  • Research proposal
  • Risk assessment

CIVIL SOCIETY

The Tea Leaf Center works with civil society. We support local researchers through trainings and preparing them throughout the different steps. We also understand organizations have different needs and capabilities. Therefore, the Tea Leaf Center can step-in at any point of the research where needed and by incorporating your organizations inputs.

We’re here to help

MENTORSHIP

For the cost of hiring an external consultant, we can typically help your organization learn to research on your own. We mentor CSOs and others who have received or will receive funding for a research project, but need support in order to improve the quality of their work. Stages of the mentoring process are developed in consultation with the organization.

SKILLS & TRAININGS

We provide modified short research training using targeted workshops on research, from specific methodologies to analysis strategies and report-writing. We can also help with proposal writing and developing research tools.

COLLABORATE WITH US

Like our approach? Do you want to collaborate on future projects? Co-host events such as research talks, discussion panels, network trainings, etc.



RESEARCHER

Are you a researcher, an independent consultant? We are a growing network of passionate independent researchers and trainers. Do you like our model? Do you want to participate in our work?

JOIN OUR NETWORK

Access TLC open calls join forums and collaborate directly with other members on your own projects expand your professional network that includes local and international experts, and to be invited to future Tea Leaf Center projects that match your profile.

We provide modified short research training using targeted workshops on research, from specific methodologies to analysis strategies and report-writing. We can also help with proposal writing and developing research tools.

COLLABORATE WITH US

Like our approach? Do you want to collaborate on future projects? Co-host events such as research talks, discussion panels, network trainings, etc.



UNIVERSITY

Do you need technical support, speakers on professional research in academic and non-academic settings, or workshops for your conference attendees? We can provide pre-conference services to help your conference attendees prepare their pieces or help you think through diversifying local voice representation.

Connect with us.

CONFERENCE PREPARATION

We understand that barriers can exist for conference participants. We can help support your conference through skills trainings and other workshops for your participants. We can also draw from the expertise of our network of local researchers and consultants to give robust workshops in a variety of areas.

CONTEXTUALIZED ETHICS

Ethics is an important part of research. If your institution does not have an ethics process for research, we can help you design a modified research review processes, or connect you to local institutions.

RESEARCHING IN THE REGION

We can provide cultural and researcher specific orientations for your students. We understand the unique challenges of learning to navigate research as a non-local and can help prepare your students before entering the field. Ethics is an important part of research. If your institution does not have an ethics process for research, we can help you design modified research review processes.

COLLABORATING WITH US

Like our approach? Do you want to collaborate on future projects? Co-host events such as research talks, discussion panels, network trainings, etc. We can also guest lecture (see our biographies) or co-lecture with experts from within our network.



DONOR

Do you want to support the work we do? Do you have grantees that need research support or do you need external evaluation of your projects?

We can assist you.

RESEARCH SUPPORT TO YOUR GRANTEES

There are many challenges that face civil society and researchers. Organizations have different levels of research skills, needs, and donor requirements. We can help your grantees build their organizational capacity to conduct research work- whether they are new to the process and need guidance from start to finish or simply need training assistance part way through.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Sometimes your grantees need to develop their monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems. We can help design and walk them through the process.

We can also provide MEL assistance for you as well, giving professional external perspectives to your work and help you identify challenges and strengths in your projects

DO YOU LIKE OUR WORK?

While most of our funding comes from research the Tea Leaf Center leads, we have some activities that require donor support. In unique circumstances, we provide pro bono support to organizations that have limited resources. This includes activities such as scholarships to the Tea Leaf Center training, early engagement with underfunded research projects, academic conferences support, special Training of Trainers activities to build regional access to qualified research trainers.

COLLABORATING WITH US

Like our approach? Do you want to collaborate on future projects, co-host trainings, or support our activities? Connect with us now.