Samuel Hall is a social enterprise that conducts research in countries affected by issues of migration and displacement. Our mandate is to produce research that delivers a contribution to knowledge with an impact on policies, programmes, and people. Staff work in mixed teams, ensuring that every report benefits from differing perspectives and approaches, as well as from the advantage of all resources at our disposal. We abide by safeguarding principles, collect informed consent from all of our research participants, employ quality control mechanisms at every step of the research process, and engage in workshops to validate findings with stakeholders.
Through our proven expertise, established presence, and networks, we have built a solid track record in meeting our clients’ needs and goals, delivering a range of services: research methods adapted to the field, data collection, analysis, report writing, academic papers, and policy briefs, as well as multi-media work. Our work is spread thematically across five pillars of research: (1) Migration and Displacement; (2) Resilience; (3) Children & Youth; (4) Implementation Research; and (5) Data Standards & Analytics. The Resilience pillar at Samuel Hall utilises the resilience development framework to design and deploy tailored durable solutions that address specific and fragile contexts affected by natural disasters, political instability, and socio-economic change. Samuel Hall has implemented over 60 resilience-related projects since its inception, prioritizing contextually aware methodologies and long-term sustainability by focusing on people’s aspirations, decisions, and actions and enhancing learning dynamics within organisations and contributing to the global learning agenda. The resilience research primarily focuses on the following sub-topics: economic inclusion and integration, social protection, food security, resilience to climate change, sustainable and efficient energy use, and urban and rural vulnerabilities. This has included research for the UNEP and IOM in Somalia on how to identify climate adaptive solutions for displacement and creating a National Social Protection Policy for the Government of Somalia that protects the basic needs of vulnerable people and transforms existing societal structures contributing to vulnerability. Samuel Hall is leading HABITABLE fieldwork in Sudan, particularly concerning tasks 1.2, 2.1, 4.2, 5.2, 7.1, and 8.1.