Client: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN
Title: IUCN Socio-Economic Baseline Study
Date: Jan-April 2012
PDA was commissioned by IUCN to do a follow-up on the 2009 Poverty-Forest linkage analysis and to review livelihood dependency on forest resources in the Wassa Amenfi West district. The study further sought to determine the implications of forest dependence livelihood on the implementation of Reduced Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and to further develop a socio-economic baseline for the Wassa Amenfi West District.
Client: West African Fair Fruit (WAFF)
Title: Sustainable West Africa Palm-oil Programme (SWAPP) Ghanamill Survey
Date: April- May 2012
PDA was part of the team that conducted the WAFF/SWAPP Ghana Mill Survey. This included collaboration on the development and testing of the survey questionnaire. They visited oil palm mills across Ghana and implemented the survey, transcribed and analysed data and presented a report on findings.
Client: Free Generation International (FGI)
Title: Free Generation International Academy Situational and Feasibility analysis
Date: May- Sept 2012
The focus of this analysis was to research the issues marginalized girls are facing within the Dome/Taifa community in Ghana and derive whether the setup of an academy would be beneficial to them. The study sought to find out what the positions of marginalized girls were within the community i.e. whether they were indigenes or migrants and whether they were marginalized by the community. It was necessary to find out whether the indigene/migrant division exists and what other divisions do exist between these girls and their communities.
The study analysed whether the girls were involved in other activities that prevented them from going to school such as working in a market place or as a load. Discovering these points helped in providing insight into how the academy would be received into the community and provided knowledge about any tensions that may exist between marginalized girls and the community.