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Measuring and Mapping Political Will

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83505
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O074-002-2015
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SENTIA GROUP
2815 N Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20007-0007
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Measuring and Mapping Political Will
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W9132T-08-C-0006
Award Amount: $99,727.00
 

Abstract:

The Sentia Group Team proposed approach applies choice theory to measuring and mapping political, utilizing the Brinkerhoff and Kulibaba taxonomy of components that are empirically observable and quantifiable in continuum scales, with positive and negative values. At the same time, the proposed method is based on observing political will in more than one locus of initiative. Besides the more typical locus on the top decision makers, we propose to observe and measure political will in two groups, councils or assemblies, and stakeholders. We will also measure variance of political will scores across the last two loci of initiative. Our methodological approach, however, is not limited to gauging political will but to interpret its various degrees in the presence of the particular sets of constraints that limit the decision makers' actions independently of their commitment to effect changes. This composite methodology will allow observers to determine whether exogenous interventions to promote desire actions should focus on fostering political will in its various loci of initiative, in relaxing some of the relevant constraints inhibiting actions or a combination of both.

Principal Investigator:

Traci Becker
Managing Associate
2029033975
tsb@sentiagroup.com

Business Contact:

Traci Becker
Managing Associate
2029033975
tsb@sentiagroup.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SENTIA GROUP
2815 N Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20007

EIN/Tax ID: 134223006
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER
1700 N. Moore Street
Suite 1720
Arlington, VA 22209
Contact: Jorge Sanguientty
Contact Phone: (703) 778-3909
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization