Education

IDENTIFYING BARRIERS TO GIRLS EDUCATION IN EGYPT

To better understand the reasons girls throughout Egypt do not graduate from secondary school, go onto higher education, or matriculate to the work force, Untold Research conducted a series of in-depth interviews as well as a survey. The interviews were conducted with girls, mothers with daughters, and teachers across Egypt to identify barriers to and drivers of graduation from secondary school and determine future aspirations. To evaluate the prevalence of the issues uncovered in the one-on-one interviews, a survey of mothers of girls ages 12-18 was conducted throughout Egypt.

DCPS Principal Survey

The D.C. Auditor asked Untold Research to investigate DCPS principals’ thoughts and experiences with high school students graduating without actually satisfying the grade and attendance requirements. A mixed-method study was designed; the survey explored the prevalence of pressures among DCPS principals to inflate or pad student records, feelings about the level of support provided by the Central Office, and thoughts about ways to improve current processes and practices across the District. The survey was followed up with in-depth interviews of principals at each grade level to understand their experiences and thoughts in greater detail.


Reproductive rights

A HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE UN’S PRIORITIZATION OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN THEIR COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

At the request of the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA), Untold Research reviewed 60+ years of reports from the Commission on the Status of Women to evaluate the prevalence of issues related to reproductive rights being prioritized and elevated to calls for action.

MEASURING STATE-LEVEL LEGISLATORS’ KNOWLEDGE OF ABORTION LAWS

Untold Research conducted in-depth interviews, focus groups, and a survey to understand the gaps in knowledge among state-level legislators, both new and re-elected.

ABORTION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Untold Research conducted a nationally-representative survey to uncover Dominicans’ opinion on legalizing abortion under certain circumstances, like rape, incest, or the life and health of the mother.

Abortion in El Salvador

A nationally-representative survey among El Salvadorian voters to measure public opinion regarding the current ban on abortion.

Emergency contraception in Honduras

A series of ten focus groups and a nationally-representative survey among Hondurans exploring their knowledge, thoughts, and feelings on legal access and wide-spread availability of emergency contraception.


Vulnerable populations

Senior center in Washington D.C.

Conducted a visitor satisfaction survey to identify if the services and classes provided align with the needs and desires of the seniors; built a custom database to track the impact visitor engagement has on overall senior health.