Carthage Center for Research & Information (CCRI)
‘Carthage Center for Research and Information’ (CCRI) is dedicated to providing innovative studies to policy makers, opinion leaders and civil society activists to assist them in addressing critical problems and in articulating practical interventions. It endeavors as well to enhance public awareness on significant issues to facilitate the quest for viable solutions to the various socio-political challenges facing Lebanon and the region.
CCRI’s vision is to adapt and synthesize cutting edge empirical research tools in order to adequately assess and address situations and critical problems in a regional context. Thus, practical solutions can be developed which will enhance public awareness on important issues affecting people’s lives. It also aims at contributing to the development of a new generation of researchers, surveyors, and interviewers in the social sciences, who have been outfitted with tools and a skill base relevant to a culturally diverse research market
‘Carthage Center’ creatively links theory and practice by systematically testing ideas and methods in specific settings and translating the results into policy recommendations. CCRI’ s specialists and consultants have an established track record in carrying out field research in active conflict zones, surveying hard to reach populations, and dealing with culturally and politically sensitive topics. The Center serves as a platform that encourages debate, stimulates an exchange of ideas and fosters interaction in a free environment on matters of importance to Lebanon and the greater MENA region.