Based in Turkey, Operations and Policy Center is an independent Syrian policy research institution and solutions provider to humanitarian, governmental, and development bodies.

Syrian Podcasts: Understanding Audiences and Exploring the Potential for Expansion

Syrian Podcasts: Understanding Audiences and Exploring the Potential for Expansion

In this study we sought to understand the creation and distribution of podcasts in Syria. Its scope includes not only the characteristics of current producers and content, but also the demographics, habits, and preferences of the audience. Such a broad scope helps provide both current and future podcast producers with the necessary feedback to develop production and marketing strategies.

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Three signs of impending famine in Syria absent immediate action

Three signs of impending famine in Syria absent immediate action

Syria is headed toward a famine due to three factors: The severity of the ongoing drought, which is compounded by the water management policies of neighboring Turkey; the unprecedented level of food insecurity, compounded by the rise in global food prices; and the decline in donor humanitarian funding. We propose three policy responses to pre-empt the looming crisis.

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Humanitarian and development program planning, management, and evaluation

Bespoke policy research

Policy formulation and consultation

Technical support and data analysis


Your bridge to Syria

OPC’s core team is made up of both international researchers and Syrians who now live in New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, France, and the UK. The team’s deep networks within Syria, combined with their years working with clients abroad, helps them tailor impactful policy solutions.

An all-hands-on-deck approach

The OPC team is made up of economists, statisticians, sociologists, journalists, programmers, and civil society activists. OPC’s all-hands-on-deck approach means that each study and consultation is considered from every angle, creating a truly holistic final product.

Compelling visual communication

No matter how rich the information, a blasé presentation significantly reduces its impact. OPC’s programmers, statisticians, and graphic designers are highly experienced in presenting the most significant findings in intuitive, compelling visualizations.

A one-stop shop

With its experience in project management and a full in-house production staff, OPC can design, manage, and implement a project from start to finish. Each project goes through several steps from the design phase to the final product, with donors and clients kept in the loop at every point.

Independent, agenda-free research

The long list of donors and institutional partners help OPC ensure neutrality. The funding from donors comes with no strings attached.

Innovation, not aggregation

Every publication, consultation, and study OPC produces is original, often relying on primary source material gathered by our researchers. OPC does not aggregate information or data for clients; rather, it collects and creates new data. OPC situates its work within the existing literature, ensuring that clients receive exclusive, original analysis.

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