About Us

In 2018, a team of humanitarian affairs experts, conflict analysts, researchers, and program specialists established the Center for Operational Analysis and Research.

Having experienced the effects of contextual knowledge gaps within the protracted humanitarian and stabilization response to Syria, COAR’s founding members concluded that a new approach was necessary.

COAR is an independent social enterprise that supports the international community to navigate and adapt policy, programs, and projects to emerging and progressively complex, fragile, and high-risk environments. At COAR, we develop conflict-sensitive, sustainable, and adaptable solutions using boutique, real-time, and long-term contextual analysis and research.

COAR leverages social media, individual networks, field research teams, and country-specific expertise to gather and translate information into actionable decisions.

Based on direct access to affected populations and a deep understanding of their respective political, economic, social, security, and environmental systems and stakeholders, COAR builds a blueprint for humanitarian, stabilization, early recovery, social-cohesion, resilience and development-focused interventions.

CASS is an analytical platform that consolidates, distills, and interprets data and local perspectives. CASS support humanitarian actors through the analysis of relevant factors, systems and stakeholders that shape humanitarian space in Myanmar.

CASS is a pilot project established and implemented by the Centre for Operational Analysis and Research ( COAR Global Ltd). With offices in Beirut, Yangon, and Cyprus, COAR provides contextual and operational analysis to humanitarian and development actors in Syria and Myanmar.

The CASS project, initially focused on Rakhine State, is supported by DfID through the Humanitarian Assistance Response Facility (HARP-F).

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The content compiled and presented by COAR Global LTD is by no means exhaustive and does not reflect COAR’s formal position, political or otherwise, on the aforementioned topics. The information, assessments, and analysis provided by COAR are only to inform humanitarian and development programs and policy.