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International Projects

Global development and financial assistance programs demand a broad range of research and analysis to ensure that they respond to the needs of the most vulnerable populations and that scarce resource are allocated in the most effective manner possible.  Towards this end, NORC’s International Projects (INPRO) department provides core expertise in rigorous impact evaluations, process and other implementation evaluations, analytic research, and surveys and other data collection methodologies. INPRO’s areas of subject matter expertise include agriculture, infrastructure, international finance, microfinance, housing finance/mortgage lending, think tank mentoring, business climate, land registration, and poverty alleviation.

NORC has had a history of work in the international arena since shortly after the organization was founded in 1941, when founder Harry Field convinced the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to include a survey division within its scope, and then inspired the establishment in 1946 of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), an organization now represented by experts and scholars from more than 60 countries on six continents. In the 1960s, NORC led a five-nation study of public attitudes toward various political systems, and a national study of Canadian youth on their attitudes toward biculturalism and bilingualism. Two decades later, NORC worked with researchers in Japan and the Soviet Union to create comparability between variables used in surveys abroad to those used in the U.S.

In 1984, NORC was one of four research organizations ― the only one in the U.S. ― to found the worldwide social indicator research program, International Social Survey Program (ISSP), in its continued promotion of data collection that facilitates cross-national comparisons of social behavior and trends. Since then, ISSP has grown into a collaborative group of more than 55 member nations conducting surveys useful for social science research worldwide, and is supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Today, the INPRO team’s work spans more than 25 countries across all regions of the world. 

Special Expertise​

  • Democracy and Governance
  • Finance
    • Consumer Finance
    • Microfinance
  • Health
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Rural Health
  • Land Management and Administration
  • Education
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Roads and Infrastructure
  • Think Tanks
  • Statistics and Sampling
  • Study Design and Survey Methodology
  • Data Collection and Management
  • Program and Policy Analysis and Research
    • Evaluation
    • Impact Evaluation
    • Policy Analysis and Recommendation
    • Program Monitoring
    • Technical Assistance

Representative Projects

Analyzing the Socioeconomic impact of the Water Hibah on Beneficiary Households and Communities (Stage 1). NORC has been tasked with developing the research method and supplemental materials for a comprehensive socioeconomic impact evaluation of the 2010/2011 Water Hibah program. NORC will be consolidating and preparing the baseline Water Hibah data for use in the impact evaluation. More

Bank of Spain Survey of Household Finances. The Survey of Household Finances collects data on the investment and financial decisions of Spanish households. It is the sole source of disaggregated data of its kind in Spain and forms an important source of data for research and public policy.  More

City to City Dialogues in Seven Balkan Countries. The World Bank Institute under the WB-Austria Urban Partnership Program (UPP) launched the City-to-City Dialogues (C2C) for cities from Albania, B&H, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. The overarching objective is to facilitate a dialogue and peer-to-peer learning among city practitioners. More

Design and Implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Competitive African Cotton for Pro-Poor Growth (COMPACI) Program. NORC is designing and conducting a large-scale monitoring and evaluation of the Competitive African Cotton for Pro-Poor Growth (COMPACI) Program in six African countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.  More

Development of Secondary Mortgage Facility in Rwanda. NORC assisted the Rwanda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to implement its plan to reform housing finance in the countryand assess the feasibility of restructuring the Housing Bank of Rwanda (BHR) to be a secondary mortgage market facility. More

See all International Projects projects

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Published Research "Heterogeneity in the Effect of Public Health Insurance on Catastrophic Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures: The Case of Mexico.", Grogger, J., Arnold, T., León, A.S. and Ome, A., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 6.27.2014 10:34AM
Job Posting Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:13PM
Job Posting Communications Specialist – Website Design and Promotion More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:12PM
Published Research "Performance Management Can Improve Local Services in Developing Countries: The Service Improvement Action Plan.", Mark, K., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 2.26.2014 9:36AM
News La Tribuna: Looking at NORC's work in Honduras. More
Posted: 10.10.2013 4:16PM
Published Research "Managing Local Assets.", Kaganova, O.Z. and Kopanyi, M., 2013 More
Posted: 9.6.2013 9:25AM
Published Research "Evaluation of EEOC's Performance Measures.", Hatry, H.P., Mark, K. and Davies, E., 2013 More
Posted: 6.21.2013 10:46AM
Published Research "Monitoring and Evaluation in the United States Government: An Overview.", Mark, K. and Pfeiffer, J.R., 2011 Download the PDF
Posted: 6.21.2013 10:44AM
Published Research "Russian Home-Building in Transition.", Kaganova, O.Z., 1999 More
Posted: 5.14.2013 11:19AM
Published Research "Municipal Real Property Asset Management: A Overview of World Experience, Trends and Financial Implications.", Kaganova, O.Z. and Nayyar-Stone, R., 2000 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:25PM
Published Research "Learning How to Be Efficient Property Owners and Accountable Governments: The Case of Kyrgyzstan’s Cities.", Kaganova, O.Z., Tian, V. and Underland, C., 2001 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:17PM
Published Research "Overview of Real Estate Markets in Kuwait.", Kaganova, O.Z., Al-Sultan, F. and Speakman, J., 2005 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:14PM
Published Research "Introducing More Transparent and Efficient Land Management in Post-Socialist Cities: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan.", Kaganova, O.Z., Akhmatov, A. and Undeland, C., 2008 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:10PM
Published Research "Government Property Assets in the Wake of the Dual Crisis in Public Finance and Real Estate: An Opportunity to Do Better Going Forward?", Kaganova, O.Z., 2010-2011 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:08PM
Published Research "Valuation and Pricing of Government Land and Property: A Tip of a Growing Iceberg.", Kaganova, O.Z., 2012 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:06PM

News

News Looking at NORC's work in Honduras. More
Posted: 10.10.2013 4:16PM
Press Release Clifford Zinnes Named NORC Senior Fellow More
Posted: 2.24.2012 12:03PM

Events

Publications

"Heterogeneity in the Effect of Public Health Insurance on Catastrophic Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures: The Case of Mexico." Grogger, J., Arnold, T., León, A.S. and Ome, A., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 6.27.2014 10:34AM
"Performance Management Can Improve Local Services in Developing Countries: The Service Improvement Action Plan." Mark, K., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 2.26.2014 9:36AM
"Managing Local Assets." Kaganova, O.Z. and Kopanyi, M., 2013 More
Posted: 9.6.2013 9:25AM
"Evaluation of EEOC's Performance Measures." Hatry, H.P., Mark, K. and Davies, E., 2013 More
Posted: 6.21.2013 10:46AM
"Monitoring and Evaluation in the United States Government: An Overview." Mark, K. and Pfeiffer, J.R., 2011 Download the PDF
Posted: 6.21.2013 10:44AM
"Russian Home-Building in Transition." Kaganova, O.Z., 1999 More
Posted: 5.14.2013 11:19AM
"Municipal Real Property Asset Management: A Overview of World Experience, Trends and Financial Implications." Kaganova, O.Z. and Nayyar-Stone, R., 2000 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:25PM
"Learning How to Be Efficient Property Owners and Accountable Governments: The Case of Kyrgyzstan’s Cities." Kaganova, O.Z., Tian, V. and Underland, C., 2001 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:17PM
"Overview of Real Estate Markets in Kuwait." Kaganova, O.Z., Al-Sultan, F. and Speakman, J., 2005 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:14PM
"Introducing More Transparent and Efficient Land Management in Post-Socialist Cities: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan." Kaganova, O.Z., Akhmatov, A. and Undeland, C., 2008 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:10PM
"Government Property Assets in the Wake of the Dual Crisis in Public Finance and Real Estate: An Opportunity to Do Better Going Forward?" Kaganova, O.Z., 2010-2011 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:08PM
"Valuation and Pricing of Government Land and Property: A Tip of a Growing Iceberg." Kaganova, O.Z., 2012 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:06PM
"Real Estate Markets." Jaffee, D. and Kaganova, O.Z., 2001 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:04PM
"Managing Government Property Assets: International Experiences." Kaganova, O.Z. and McKellar, J. (eds)., 2006 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 4:01PM
"Integrating Public Property in the Realm of Fiscal Transparency and Anti-Corruption Efforts." Kaganova, O.Z., 2008 More
Posted: 5.6.2013 3:59PM

Job Postings

Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:13PM
Communications Specialist – Website Design and Promotion More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:12PM