Research Help Desk

Don’t have the time or in-house expertise to research your conflict and security topic?

Let the SGG be your research arm.

Why Use the Help Desk?

Producing high quality research on conflict and security issues that can inform policy and programming requires specialized staff with both content expertise and a strong background in methodology and research design. Yet few organizations have full-time research departments, and diverting core staff to such activities can negatively impact daily operations.

This is where the Security Governance Group can provide crucial support. As your on-demand research experts we can manage the entire research process, allowing you to focus on what you do best.

What Can SGG Do For You?

The SGG provides on-going research support to organizations and individuals on international security issues. Proficient in a range of research methods and approaches, experienced SGG staff can provide remote research assistance in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Intent on providing timely and tailored research services to our clients, SGG researchers will work hand-in-hand with you to ensure all of your research needs are met. The SGG will select the right research solution to meet your time frame and budget.

Care is taken to match the right researcher with every research task and select the research methods that will best deliver the data and knowledge that you require. Upon completion of a research product, SGG staff will provide detailed briefings on the research results and incorporate your feedback and suggestions.

Preset Research Products

The SGG tailors research products to the meet the unique needs and specifications of each assignment. However, the following is a list of several pre-set research products that we regularly produce for clients:


Literature Review

A detailed annotated bibliography of relevant literature—academic, policy and primary sources—on a specific topic or issue.


Country Backgrounder

A comprehensive overview of a country or region, its history, security conditions, socioeconomic profile and political dynamics.


Situation Report

A rapid assessment of the current situation in a specific geographic area, or the state of particular security policies, programs and projects in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states. It includes risk identification and analysis.


Issue Backgrounder

A comprehensive overview of a specific topic, issue or theme.


Conflict Assessment

Analysis of a specific conflict using a standard set of criteria and indicators. Includes historical conflict timeline and detailed mapping of the conflict actors, issues and drivers.


Media Scan

Systematic analysis of media discourse and trends on specific issues. Covers a wide range of media sources, from traditional news media to social media.

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We produce rigorous customized research in a timely and cost-effective manner.