Literature review

Rapid Assessment of Irregular Migration

Rapid Assessment of Irregular Migration

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service commissioned UDA Consulting to conduct a rapid assessment of the impact of the Australian Government’s announcement of a suspension of processing of new asylum claims from Afghans. UDA Consulting conducted a survey in Afghanistan and Pakistan with a total 250 people, focused on members of the Hazara community to analyse the reasons of irregular immigration. The majority of interviews were in Quetta, Pakistan and Kabul, Afghanistan. The output of this rapid assessment constructed a baseline for the next larger project.

Strengthening Pre-School Education

Strengthening Pre-School Education - Review

MoNE implemented EU funded Strengthening Pre-school Education Project with the technical assistance of UNICEF. The EU funded project aimed to contribute to increase in the enrolment and attendance of disadvantaged children and their families to day care and pre-school education services. The overall purpose of project review was:

Assessment the success and challenges of Community based services in project provinces

Explore the readiness of pilot communities to support the initiative in a sustainable way

Development of Marketing Strategy

Development of Marketing Strategy

UDA Consulting carried out a consultancy project for MERKA Company which started to produce roller for printing press machines. Within scope of project, a market research was conducted to understand the sector and players and based on the result of this research, a strategy was developed for the company. During the field survey, 253 printing offices were visited and qualitative and quantitative data was collected.

Improving Agricultural Statistics in OIC Region

Improving Agricultural Statistics

UDA Consulting was contracted by Ministry of Development-COMCEC OIC to carry out the study on “Improving Agricultural Statistics In The COMCEC OIC Region”. The study included managing agricultural statistical systems including agricultural data collection, compilation, processing, and dissemination in the COMCEC OIC Region. UDA experts identified the key factors for enhancing the cooperation and coordination between organizations and other stakeholders for producing agricultural statistics in the COMCEC OIC Region.

Evaluation of the Psychosocial Programme

Evaluation of the Psychosocial Programme

UDA Consulting in collaboration with METU DMC (Disaster Management Implementation and Research Center) was contracted by UNICEF to carry out the study “Evaluation of the Psychosocial Programme conducted after Van Earthquake”, with the purpose of evaluating the psychosocial activities carried out after Van earthquake by UNICEF and Ministry of Family and Social Policy to people who were affected by the disaster.

Evaluation of the programme evolved as:

Thermal Power Plant and Mines

Thermal Power Plant and Mines

UDA Consulting carried out a survey for the joint project of Middle East Technical University Mining, Engineering and Sociology Departments, with TUBITAK. The research explored the social impacts of a thermal power plant and mines on people living in and around the cities of Afşin and Elbistan. UDA Consulting was responsible for carrying out fieldwork which included conducting 1000 face-to-face questionnaires in 20 villages and surrounding communities live in city centres.

Turkey Disaster Management Strategy Paper

Turkey Disaster Management Strategy Paper

UDA Consulting was contracted by World Bank for the project "Consulting Services for Preparation of a Turkey Disaster Management Strategy Paper". Within the scope of the project, UDA Consulting was responsible for conceptualizing the Disaster and Risk Management (DRM) framework and developing the Turkey Disaster Management Strategy Paper (TDMSP). During the project, UDA Consulting managed the consultation process with stakeholders; facilitate discussions, moderate workshops to be organized, prepare draft and final documents for AFAD’s approval.

Evaluation of IPARD I Programme

Evaluation of IPARD I Programme

UDA Consulting was commissioned by Managing Authority of IPARD Programme TURKEY Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock, General Directorate of Agricultural Reform to conduct a research as a part of the ongoing evaluation of IPARD Programme. The overall objective of the project was to assist the Turkish authorities in identifying specific problems associated with the implementation of the IPARD programme.