Through rigorous research, training, advisory services and policy engagement, we work to empower societies to shape policy and practice globally.
We are a multidisciplinary team with expertise in a wide range of international development and social policy areas including peace, conflict and security, countering violent extremism and terrorism, migration, climate change, health, philanthropy, civic engagement, education, economic growth, gender, humanitarian policy and human rights. We have a successful track record in leading projects, large and small, and expertise in complex project and consortium management.
Our work is global, and we work in partnership with local governments, organizations, universities and research centres to ensure that our research is rooted in the lived social and economic realities of the countries we engage in.
Supported by an international advisory board, NatCen International draws on NatCen’s 50 years of social research expertise and global outlook to work on a range of social policy issues including: gender equality and social inclusion; counter terrorism, violence and human rights; global health; education; governance and economic growth; and global Britain.
For the years 2022-2024, our primary focus is on three cross-cutting thematic areas: global health equity, migration, and climate change.
We examine the intersection between gender norms and political, social, and economic inequalities.
We explore how violence is experienced and perpetrated, and how it can be prevented in a sustainable and effective way.
We examine contextual opportunities and challenges for everyone to attain the highest level of health
We examine how states, communities and the private sector can support ecological, human and economic development.
We examine Britain’s role in a changing world including in policy areas such as armed conflict, migration, health crises, and climate change.
We examine opportunities and challenges to inclusive and equitable education globally.