Communication Research and Strategy

Through research studies and insights from knowledge of the landscape, we help craft a holistic communication strategy for nonprofits and their development interventions. We strive to maximize your social impact.

Communications research is a process that requires discipline, rigor, and critical thinking – three domains that our team at ASSIST is equipped with. We understand that effective development communication is a science, and we are prepared to do the steps required to gain a cohesive communication audit and understanding of human behavior. We craft communication plans that go beyond the fluff. Whether you require qualitative research that aims to make sense of stories and narratives, or quantitative research that requires sifting through data and numbers,  we are committed to gaining necessary insights and ensuring that each plan goes through a rigorous analytical process.

Our work manifests as:

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Studies
Communication Plan / Strategy
Communication Audit
Field Research

Global Green Growth Institute

Case Study on Best Green Business Practices among MSMEs in the Food Processing Industry of the Philippines

Folded under the Ambisyon Natin 2040, the Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022) articulates the agenda for Greening of Philippine Industries.

ASSIST conducted this research and communication intervention, which focused on identifying, articulating, and packaging the case studies of greening best practices among MSMEs across the country in specific agricultural value chains covering fruits and nuts.


Supply of Unpolluted and Clean Drinking Water to Rural Communities

A WHO-UN joint report in 2015 found that as many as 8.4M Filipinos don’t have access to clean drinking water and are highly susceptible to water-borne diseases.

SOURCe is a partnership with DEG and Vestergaard that aims to prevent waterborne diseases posed by untreated water sources in vulnerable rural areas through the provision of capacity building and change communication for the communities on the use of new technology.

What We Do

Equitable social development is the responsibility of everyone and a result of impactful initiatives. Impact is a function of program design, implementation and outreach to the relevant audience.

We at Creativelab, a specialized unit under ASSIST, strive to help your organization and its programs achieve optimum impact through maximum outreach.

Through a unique mix of contextualized social development, regional presence and innovative design capabilities we solve the communication, visibility and knowledge management needs of development stakeholders, such as NGOs, social enterprises, UN agencies, International Financing Institutions and others. We leverage on our 6 regional offices covering Asia and Africa and 15 years of experience implementing 200+ projects to deliver impact.