This page details a range of different pieces of work that KW Research and Associates
has undertaken for a number of clients. The list is not exhaustive; it is simply intended to
illustrate the breath and range of clients that we have worked with. Information on the projects
listed has been made publicly available by our clients.
A Study on Rural Disadvantage
KW Research and Associates worked with Trutz Haase to undertake an in depth study of
the nature of rural disadvantage.
The study examines various approaches to defining the rural and different understandings
of disadvantage and rural disadvantage in particular. The study concluded that the concept
of ‘access to opportunities’ was currently not being measured. It recommended the
implementation to two studies to explore how the concept of access to opportunities
could be measured.
OPEN: Strategic Plan Development (2005-2007)
KW Research and Associates worked with OPEN to facilitate a detailed strategic plan
consultation process, involving member groups, staff and board members around the country.
KW Research and Associates also compiled the plan which was discussed and finalised in
the light of further in depth OPEN member discussion at the AGM.
The Combat Poverty Agency
The Participation of People in Poverty in Community Fora
This study examines the extent and nature to which anti-poverty and equality interests
feed into Community Fora and into local government structures and to identify a future
potential role for Combat Poverty.
Relevance of Gender Mainstreaming to NDP Measures
We worked in association with Hibernian Consulting for the NDP Gender Equality Unit
throughout 2004 to assess the relevance of gender mainstreaming to 81 measures and
sub-measures under the National Development Plan. This involved the preparation of
guidance sheets for the different NDP managers on this topic. The first 59 of these
sheets were launched at an EU Gender Mainstreaming conference in Dublin Castle in
April 2004 as part of the programme for Ireland's EU Presidency.
Border Action: Border Protestant Perspectives
KW Research and Associates in association with Locus Management conducted an
extensive research study of the attitudes and experiences of Protestants living in the
southern border counties. The study was overseen by representatives from the
Protestant community living in the region. A copy of this report can be accessed at: