Who We Are

D3 is a full-service social science research company that has provided expertise in “designs, data, and decisions” since 1985.

We conduct research in 120 countries, including fragile states and conflict environments and simultaneously manage data collection projects from many countries.  D3’s diverse clients work in international development, foreign policy and defense, press and politics, audience and media measurement, as well as think tanks.

Over time, D3 has cultivated deep and successful relationships to sustain field operations in difficult environments where no other reliable capacity exists.

D3 offers applied social science research in fields ranging from public opinion polling, monitoring and evaluation, marketing and consumer analysis, and media audience measurement.

Who: We are a team of 30+ full-time researchers, including in-house statisticians, with diverse international educational and professional experience.

What: D3 is a recognized leader in delivering global research solutions for international development programming, defense and diplomacy, public policy formation, news organizations, and media audience measurement. Our team supplies clients with sophisticated research designs, technically rigorous sampling plans, and thoughtful analyses. We provide actionable information to help our clients make decisions and achieve their goals.

Where: Our headquarters is in McLean, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, D.C., although our research spans over 120 countries through our local field partners.

When: D3 has been conducting rigorous international research since 1985.

Why: D3 believes in informed decision-making using data collected to the highest standards. In a world of big data, information is everywhere. We recognize that leaders and institutions need a reliable partner to proactively design and implement research to distill data into evidence.