MSI has provided a range of services including stability assessments, due diligence and survey research to multinational clients from the development and energy industries.
In the early stages of the Arab Spring, governmental and non-governmental organizations urgently required details on the anticipated scale of the regionally destabilizing events. A previous reliance on social media alone as a monitoring tool failed to provide the insights necessary to respond to rapidly changing conditions. The client required analytical support to assess the prevailing situation on the ground.
MSI's multidisciplinary team of social scientists, analysts and indigenous researchers leveraged local reporting, traditional and emerging media, subject matter experts and geospatial imagery to assess stability trends.
Equipped with a comprehensive assessment of the stability situation in the capital, the client was able to quickly make informed decisions related to its expatriate employees, its current operations, and future planning.
Industry and Political Assessment
Ain Salah, Algiers, Ouargia, and Tamanrasset, Algeria
Due to shifting political and economic conditions on the ground, the future of energy development efforts was in question. The client required an assessment of the client-specified prevailing security, political, social and economic issues within 20 days of project commencement.
An MSI team comprised of experienced analysts supported by local researchers used a mixed-methods approach to aggregate and analyze insights drawn from local observation, traditional and emerging media, and industry experts to address the client's critical information requirements.
The assessment addressed priority information gaps in advance of a critical deadline and enabled the client to make an informed decision regarding future energy development efforts.