South and Central Asia

D3 has extensive experience conducting research in nine countries in South and Central Asia.

Following the humanitarian refugee crisis in the SWAT valley in 2009, D3 Systems was on the ground in Pakistan collecting information from the displaced population, providing actionable data and analysis to clients.  This ability to quickly mobilize a research team, access hard-to-reach areas, and gather accurate information in a volatile environment is illustrative of the experience gained from more than twenty years of quantitative and qualitative research throughout Asia.  From health studies in the remote villages of Pakistan to public opinion polling of Uighur immigrants in Kyrgyzstan, there is no population we cannot reach.

D3’s capacity to create research solutions where none exist is demonstrated by its work in Afghanistan.  In 2003, D3 partnered with the Bulgarian firm BBSS to create the Afghan Center for Socio-Economic and Opinion Research (ACSOR), the first registered research firm in Afghanistan.  Since its inception, the local Afghan staff has conducted research that has supported and informed programmatic decisions of NGOs, the international community and the Afghan government, both at the national and local level.   ACSOR continuously conducts qualitative and quantitative research projects for an international client base. D3 Systems and BBSS continue to provide close project management expertise, while developing a strong management team of Afghans leading a multi-ethnic and gender-balanced field team. Today ACSOR has offices in Kabul, Mazar, Kandahar, and Jalalabad. One key success is D3/ACSOR’s annual studies for the Asia Foundation.  Results from these studies have been featured by a variety of news outlets and have been used to inform public policy.

Further information on the Asia foundation surveys can be found here.

D3 has a proven history of successful research projects in:

Afghanistan               Kazakhstan                Tajikistan

Bangladesh                Kyrgyzstan                 Turkmenistan

India                            Pakistan                     Uzbekistan