We focus on the root causes of violence, thereby helping to mitigate the drivers of conflict.



Sensus is a data-driven, population-based approach to understanding and leveraging community dynamics to achieve program objectives. Local perceptions are the foundation of our approach. DT identifies the issues important to the population, filtering key local dynamics by programming relevance. DT then tailors program design and implementation using measurable activities to achieve program objectives. Each Sensus component relies on inputs from and close partnerships with communities.

From stabilization and counter-narcotics to countering violent extremism (CVE) and gang violence, Sensus has application across a broad spectrum of programs. DT adapts Sensus for each program type with context-specific analytical filters to address the underlying causes of community vulnerability.

Sensus correlates activity aggregate outcomes with specific indicators to track activity implementation benchmarks against program objectives. Creatively applying low-cost, high-impact technology solutions, Sensus measures the effects of activities and visualizes these metrics in meaningful ways in DT's custom-built web platform. Sensus improves programming effectiveness, closing the gap between activity design and M&E.

Read more about Sensus or Sensus for CVE: The Radicalization Assessment Framework.


Local perception and sentiment tracking
Key informant interviews
Quantitative sample surveys
Conflict driver analysis
Systemic cause identification
Geospatial visualizations and mapping