All NLF programming is designed in response to research and focus groups in addition to our own programmatic experiences and evaluations. The NLF was one of the first organizations to conduct field assessments and research in Libya. This made us a valuable source of contacts and contextual knowledge for international organizations and diplomatic missions developing their own Libya programs. The development dialogue and research program seeks to empower our programs and all others with timely, relevant and accurate information and feedback to ensure the implementation of responsive and vibrant programming and policy throughout the country.
The New Libya Foundation has organized and implemented more than fifty research missions, online surveys, focus groups, and meetings in the service of good policies and programming. We use our broad, cross-sector national network to provide program developers and policy makers with access to and feedback from isolated communities such as minorities, youth, women, and the physically disabled, as well as advocates and experts . The relationship is usually mutually beneficial. The extensive information gathering and dialogue that goes into program design and evaluation helps build trust between local actors and the international community, and improve program efficacy. International actors are also better able to promote other opportunities within their organization through access to these networks.