GK Consulting LLC is a female-owned and -operated small business specializing in ethical and actionable social research and evaluation. We are passionate about ensuring everyone – in particular the most marginalized people – are given a voice so that interventions can be most effectively planned, implemented, and adapted. All of our work is of the highest caliber, and integrates the appropriate balance of the academic and the practical, depending on the client’s needs. We offer expertise in education, gender, and poverty reduction, particularly in fragile contexts.
With an impressive database of consultants, GK Consulting can guarantee well-organized teams and individuals with ample experience and drive, carefully selected for each individual project.
GK Consulting prides itself in strict adherence to ethical research with human subjects, as prescribed by the American Sociological Foundation (ASA) in addition to specific country-level guidelines. Social research that has the potential to negatively impact even one person must be re-thought.
Plan UK: Baseline, Midline, Endline Evaluations (mixed methods) (2014 – 2018) of programme on Financial and Life Skills Education for adolescent girls and boys in India, Rwanda, China and Brazil.
CARE Syria / CARE UK Qualitative longitudinal (6-month) research on resilience among Syrians affected by ongoing conflict and displacement; follow-up research on refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey (May 2018 – Present)
Norwegian Church Aid: Baseline, Midline, and Endline Evaluations (2014 – 2019) on NCA’s Gender Based Violence reduction program in North and South Kivu regions, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Millennium Challenge Corporation (Liberia) Mixed-methods assessment of willingness to pay for, and potential productive uses of, electricity among marginalized micro-and small-businesses in soon-to-be electrified areas in Monrovia (2018)
“GK Consulting led us at Plan UK through a large and complex baseline study at the start of a girls’ education project. The fund manager and evaluation manager on the donor’s side were extremely specific about what they wanted versus what Plan UK was planning and Gwen and her team managed this impeccably... The result was a high quality piece of work and one of the best baselines we have had at Plan UK.
“We had a positive experience working with you on the Liberia project, and I was impressed by your commitment to quality research (in particular, your thoroughness and attention to detail came through things like diligently tracing the origin of campaign t-shirts or climbing a tree to check a radio signal) and in a project like that, a willingness to work collaboratively and take on board suggestions/feedback was key”
“You have brought together a lot of wonderful material, and I think this will be really valuable reading for many working on gender and more general development issues in Liberia. You have done a strong job of analyzing the data and drawing conclusions in many places… you do such a lucid but extremely rich job of presenting the findings.”