Alongside its research and academic programs, INURED runs Intervention Research projects in the areas covered by the various laboratories. The objective of Intervention Research is to produce applied studies capable of guiding public policies and development initiatives. The effort to understand the specific problems of particular communities and sectors of Haitian society demands a high degree of involvement from the populations concerned. With this in mind, the Institute has developed a particular brand of Intervention Research: Participative Action Research and Evaluation. This research methodology includes the training of local groups in methods of investigation. Examples of Intervention Research include:
The Research and Rapid Assessment Project: Impacts of International Aid on the Living Conditions of the Inhabitants of Cité Soleil that was implemented between February and June 2008, one of the objectives of which was to assist the local population in identifying and ranking their own development priorities.
Jalouzi/Mon Lopital Human Rights-Based Approach to Environmental Issues (2012)
Funded by the Ministry of Environment
This study takes a human rights-based approach to addressing environmental issues faced by the informal settlement community of Jalouzi. The project entailed a community-based mapping and survey process to gather information about residents and their living conditions. The overarching goal of the study is to empower Jalouzi residents to improve their standard of living by transforming their community into an environmentally sustainable ad socially viable one.