Our Values

A Learning Organization

ATR is a learning organization which always seeks to grow and improve its quality of services. We invest enormous amounts time and effort to develop staff capacity, to learn from our projects and to find creative ways to do things better. Improving standards of quality is a constant issue, which is why we are always testing our research and capacity building techniques in the field. We remain vigilant, never complacent, and will always adapt our research instruments to reflect the reality on the ground.

Unparalleled Access

ATR always builds extensive network of local researchers, surveyors, community workers and trainers all over the countries where it works. We only recruit well connected and respected people directly in the areas we work in, guaranteeing us unparalleled access. We also try to be creative in order to find the best ways to collect data in order to mitigate security risks.

Ethical Research

We constantly enforce very high ethical standards of all our field staff, who are expected to display an irreproachable attitude, being respectful at all times of the local culture and traditions, protecting the confidentiality of informants and conducting their job with honesty and integrity. In all of our activities, we rely on the acceptance and trust of the community, thus we train staff to ensure that trust is not jeopardized and act quickly should a staff member not uphold our standards.

Commitment to Quality

At ATR, we are passionate about doing things well. We do not see our job as merely achieving deliverables set by clients. We advise our clients and go the extra mile to satisfy them. Amidst the complexities and challenges of the context, we use our depth of experience and attention to detail to only produce outputs of the highest quality.

Long Term Presence

We recruit people who have a true interest in the country and in the societies where we operate. A guiding principle in all of ATR’s work is a focus on contributing to activities that make real, tangible, improvements for the people.