Measuring and Mapping Political Will

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,727.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9132T-08-C-0006
Award Id:
83505
Agency Tracking Number:
O074-002-2015
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2815 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20007
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
132703229
Principal Investigator:
Traci Becker
Managing Associate
(202) 903-3975
tsb@sentiagroup.com
Business Contact:
Traci Becker
Managing Associate
(202) 903-3975
tsb@sentiagroup.com
Research Institute:
DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER
Jorge Sanguientty
1700 N. Moore Street
Suite 1720
Arlington, VA, 22209
(703) 778-3909
Domestic nonprofit research organization
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.

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