Independent development policy analysis

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Curtis Research is a research service for NGOs. We undertake academic quality, action-oriented research to help eradicate poverty and promote justice. By combining academic rigour with critical, independent analysis, Curtis Research supports civil society organisations in achieving real change.

We work on a range of development and foreign policy issues, including food/agriculture, tax, climate change/environment, extractive industries, business, humanitarian policy, trade, aid, education, gender, health, human rights, debt and conflict.

Curtis Research has partnerships with associate researchers and institutions in the South.

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To contact Mark Curtis at Curtis Research email:

[email protected]

What we do


  • Desk research and policy analysis
  • In-country investigations
  • Fieldwork and focus groups in developing countries
  • ‘How-to’ toolkits on research methods

Writing & Editing

  • Reports targeted at policy-makers
  • Briefings targeted at Parliamentarians and media


  • Investigative research
  • Media articles


  • Advocacy or campaign strategies
  • Field projects