Polling & Surveys

ATR is a pioneer in crisis phone-polling, media outreach, and market research for private sectors and donors.

Key Projects in Polling & Surveys

Opinion Research for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

ATR conducted to midline surveys aimed at understanding the local perceptions of adults in Afghanistan. The surveys were nationally representative and supplemented by qualitative field work, which provided context for the findings.

Presidential Approval Rating Survey (Moby Group)

ATR conducted the polling for the first presidential approval rating after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani took office. The survey was nationally representative and featured quotas of men and women, as well as both urban and rural respondents across all 34 provinces in Afghanistan.

Taliban Perception Survey (USAID)

ATR conducted in-depth qualitative and quantitative research with more than 4,200 respondents in different regions to shed light on dominant perceptions of the Taliban, state control, and the role of the international community in Afghanistan. The sample, from 18 different districts, was selected so as to be representative of the country’s diverse geographic, socioeconomic, tribal, and ethnic contexts.

Measuring the Behavior and Perceptions of Smartphone Users (Moby Group)7

ATR investigated the use of smartphones in Afghanistan, examining rates and conditions of ownership, typical uses of smartphones, and reactions to the concept of accessing various digital media (including videos and television programs) by phone.


Migration & Forced Displacement

Migration and forced displacement have become among the most challenging and high-profile issues facing the international community in recent years. Learn more

Civil Society, Gender, & Youth

ATR has been involved in nurturing the civil society sector so that it may better represent the interests of the population and develop into a legitimate and effective partner. Learn more

Infrastructure & Rural/Urban Development

ATR’s staff brings a wealth of experience in urban development, whether at the ministerial or community level. Learn more.

Conflict & Governance

ATR’s credibility in conflict and governance has been built through years of delivering quality outputs and a wealth of experience. Learn more


ATR has been engaged in mapping, assessing, and building the capacity of local education departments to better involve the community. Learn more.  


Health and healthcare are intimately related to their social, cultural, economic, geographic, and political context. ATR provides a deep understanding of these factors. Learn more

Labor Market Analysis

ATR assesses existing skills and opportunities in the labor market to help organizations tailor training and other interventions. Learn more.

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