Recent Case Studies

State of the Nation
Times Now, 2013
A nationwide poll aimed at understanding the people’s choice with regards to the political crisis at the center and the looming mid-term elections.

State of the States
India Today, 2013
A state by state report aimed at understanding the people’s perception of the state governments across all 28 states in India and the impact of regional parties on the federal system.

Understanding People’s perceptions about Migrations
Yale University, 2013
This study was done amongst skilled/unskilled professionals belonging to Hindu and Muslim religion to analyze their perceptions regarding the immigrants in Mumbai.

Analyzing the people’s perceptions about human Rights
University of Minnesota, 2013
This study aimed at understanding what the general public thought about Human Rights and the organizations involved with it. This study was carried out among 1600+ respondents living in Mumbai and surrounding areas.

Understanding the electoral preferences of respondents of Karnataka
TV-9, 2013
A pre poll analysis of people’s perceptions in Karnataka.

Brand Equity of Mobile Phones
Financial Express, 2013
A market analysis of top of the mind recall and actual purchase of Mobile phone brands in India

Disloyal Generation
Pitch /  Exchange4Media, 2013
Scanning the brand loyalty factor among the youth consumers in India.

Karnataka Pre Election
Tehelka, 2013
A pre poll analysis of people’s perceptions in Karnataka.

Rahul Vs. Modi
Open Magazine, 2013
A nationwide survey was conducted to understand who do the respondents score Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi on various parameters.

Trust in Institution
Governance Now, 2013
This study is based on a continuous tracking of people’s score for various institutes on their trustworthiness.

Mandate 2012
India TV, 2012
This was aimed at doing opinion polls on the electoral preference of the respondents in the states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

State Report Card
TSI, 2012
A nationwide poll aimed at understanding the people’s choice with regards to the best governed state of India. This study included rating all the states across different developmental parameters and then analyzing the results.

Climate Change Study
Yale University, 2012
This study aimed at analyzing the awareness and preparedness of the localites with regards to climate change.

Analyzing the Penetration of Health Insurance in General Public
FICCI, 2011
This survey was conducted pan India amongst existing policy holders and general public. The study aimed at understanding the feelings and perceptions, fears and apprehensions regarding health insurance in India. Total sample size was 1500.

Sexual Attitude Survey
TSI, 2011
This survey was conducted among 18+ respondents in Tier 1 and Tier2 cities. This survey was a big eye-opener in terms of likings, disliking and preferences of a modern day India.

Understanding the buying behavior of Youth
TSI, 2011
With this study, 1500+ young respondents, between the age of 18-25 were questioned on their buying behavior and how various attributes like culture, language and region affect it.

Analyzing the Perceptions of Respondents for Infidelity
TSI, 2011
On Valentine’s Day, the respondents were asked about their commitment in relationships and what they felt about infidelity.

Analyzing global trends about the Corporate Perceptions amongst Common Man
Globescan2011 
This study aimed at understanding what a common man perceives for various corporate houses and nations. This involved a 1000+ sample size.

Analyzing Global Trends across various Issues
BBC, 2010
This study is done bi-annually across 30 nations on issues and perceptions concerning the general public. The study covered 1000+ respondents across various sections of the society.

Ganga: the life line of India
World Bank, 2010
This survey involved survey of respondents across various sectors of the society along the length of Ganga from Uttarkashi to Bengal. The survey was carried out to analyze the importance of Ganga for these people, the effect of pollution in Ganga, their role in the cleaning drive of the river and the projects undertaken by the individual groups apart from governmental efforts to clean Ganga.

Analyzing, “What urban India thinks of Poverty”
UNMDG, Whypoll, 2010
The study aimed at understanding what the urban people feel about poverty and their role in eradicating it from the country as part of UN’s Millennium Development Goals, which aim at eradicating certain social problems by 2015. This was an urban sample with a sample size of 5000.

Analyzing, “What Kashmiris Want”
Hindustan Times2010
This study was conducted simultaneously in Kashmir, Leh and Laddakh and the Kashmiri refugee camps. The aim was to understand what a Kashmiri youth thinks about his/her future, state of Kashmir and what do they see as the best option for Kashmir crisis. The sample size for this study was 1000+.
Analyzing the Employability Quotient of the Young Graduates
FICCI, 2010
This study was aimed at understanding how employable are the fresh graduates in India. The survey was conducted amongst CEOs, HR heads of various companies across different genres.

Understanding the penetration of Swine Flu Kits Amongst Doctors
UNI TV, 2010 
This stakeholder research aimed at addressing the need base gap of the swine flu kits amongst the doctors who had used them in the past year.

Insomnia
UNI TV, 2010
This research was a part of the national omnibus to track how many people accepted that they had insomnia and the analysis of the reasons they attributed for it.

Analyzing the existence of “microboredom” in the society
UNI TV
Microboredom is a life style related disorder in which the respondents were asked questions on whether they thought they were suffering from microboredom.

Analyzing socio-economic impact of health problems in sex workers in Bihar
UNIFEM, 2009
As part of the broader question of socio-economic development of sex workers in Bihar, evaluated and analyzed health related problems and awareness among sex workers in Bihar (India) – as part of a larger UNIFEM initiative. This was a household survey carried out in each and every house situated in the sex workers’ areas of the State. In a bid to hone their social understanding, our team personally trained more than 50 sex workers in the state as field researchers.

Personal Damage, Livelihood Problems & Future Risk Evaluation for Multi-Victim Women in Aceh 
Channel Research, Brussels, 2005 & 2009
On the one hand, the ongoing conflict in the region, combined with the socio-economic impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami brought about a social revolution in the lives of multi-victim women (victims of both conflict and Tsunami) in Aceh. We carried out a special quantitative and qualitative survey among these women to determinate the linkages between relief and rehabilitation for multi-victims. For every third multi-victim woman personal trauma and mental health rated as a big personal damage and our report suggested special ways to deal with their rehabilitation and development challenges. Besides, we trained and engaged nearly 45 multi-victim women for our field research activities.

Post-Tsunami Relief Evaluation in Aceh, Indonesia
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), 2005 & 2009
CVoter is leading consultancy in the specific field of evaluation of health initiatives and peace-building over the period 2005-2009 for SIDA’s Tsunami Evaluation Coalition for Relief Aid Impact in Aceh, Indonesia. Deploying a mix of qualitative and quantitative techniques, the main objective is to identify factors (conditions and program modalities) that facilitate or hinder the Aid facilitation in the areas of health, hygiene and recovery.

Technical evaluation of Rehabilitation & Development in Sri Lanka
Channel Research, Brussels, 2005 & 2009
The objective of the study was to contribute to the cooperation strategy process between various international relief agencies to study the process of relief transforming into rehabilitation and eventually development. Apart from development of alternate housing to deal with displacement, change of approach for future job security, a crucial part of the technical survey included issues in dealing with post Tsunami mental health, medical fitness of family, present availability and future requirement of medical facilities among others.

Linking Relief with Development in Maldives
European Union, 2004 & 2009
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami wreaked havoc on certain parts of Maldives displacing and wreaking thousands of lives. The purpose of this analysis was to assess the extent to which re-development needs of these people were being met; making practical recommendations on how the effectiveness of international aid can be enhanced. The 2004 technical evaluation dealt with assessing the immediate rehabilitation problems, while the 2009 survey worked with special focus on bridging the immediate and future needs of sustainable family health.

Patient Tracking and Feedback System
Rockland Hospital, 2009
CVOTER designed and implemented a pilot project for ensuring innovative methodologies for patient tracking and satisfaction with medical facilities analysis.

Survey of Technical Education in TN, MP and Bihar
AICTE, 2008
We researched and evaluated career and professional perceptions and gauging various regional, social and stream emotional imbalances. In the process we created a system for feedback and monitoring of student emotional and rational perceptions to the diverse range of career choices available.

Evaluation of Media training in the Palestinian territories, 2000 – 2005
Finnish Government, 2008
We evaluated the training program, started in 2000, to strengthen the civil society and democratic processes and make PSC (Palestinian Satellite Channel) News and Actualities competitive with other satellite channels and make Palestinian news coverage equally obtainable than Israeli in news feeds. The basic problems which were to be addressed were: the news, even though at a fairly good technical level, carried still the tradition of the political programs; maintenance and defect detecting were not adequate; need for greater coverage and more diverse items; lack of access to the international news feeds plus need for stronger journalistic approach and visualization; look and presentation of the news. Training was mainly hand-on training in two weeks periods supported by workshops run by local trainers and job instructors.

Evaluation of public perception on disease prevention and control
Zee News, 2007
Utilizing our expertise in thematic and lessons-learned evaluations (to improve the replication of best practices), we have evaluated the panic reaction of masses to viral diseases like Swine Flu, H1N1, Mad Cow, et al for Zee News and suggested ways and means to prevent and control their impact on health and society.

Studying Attitudes toward Sex and Contraceptives
The Week, 2007
The objective was to technically analyze existing and changing attitudes in urban and rural women about use of contraceptives, responsibility and child bearing. Our team underwent rigorous training in handling women respondents and understanding the rural urban divide about women’s issues ranging from sex, contraception and maternal health.

Technical Advisor to Evaluate RFL in Middle East & Africa
International Committee of Red Cross (Red Cross), 2006
Global review of ICRC and the CTA (Central Tracing Agency) capacity to act as coordinator and technical advisor in Restoring Family Links (RFL) activities with national societies and governments.

Impact Evaluation of International Environmental Law-Making and Diplomacy in Ethiopia
One of the EU member states, 2006-2008
Funded by UNEP, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Ministry of Environment of Finland, the main purpose of the annually repeated course is to foster dialogue and cooperation between South and North and to enhance the knowledge about international environmental administration, law-making and agreements as well as the negotiation skills and mechanisms. CVOTER stepped in to offer its evaluation expertise in assessing the impact of the program on key stakeholders and recommendations for streamlining existing challenges.

Evaluating SADC Forest Training Program in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
One of the EU member states, 2006-2008
CVOTER was engaged to assess impact evaluation of and recommend ways to strengthen the SADC Forest Training Program in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Consisting of five regional projects – Forestry Curriculum Development Project, Forestry Further Training Project, Forestry Teachers Training, Human Resources Development Project and Forestry Extension Training Project – the program also had a SADC Forestry Sector Technical Coordination Unit in Malawi.

Architecture and Urban Design Training Evaluation in Kenya
One of the EU member states, 2006-2008
We evaluated the impact of trainers during four courses for architects (Finnish University degrees equivalent to M. Arch., B.A. or B.Sc. in Arch) in Kenya which had been organized between 1984 and 1992.

The People’s mood in Karnataka
Tahelka, 2013
4366 respondents were interviewed to analyze the people’s inclination in light of the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka.

Understanding the electoral preferences of respondents
India TV, 2012
This was aimed at doing opinion polls on the electoral preference of the respondents in the states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. The sample size covered in this exercise was about 8 lakhs.