IDEAS Science designed and implemented a variety of Experimental Games to capture complex behavioural attitudes of respondents who apply various strategies to deal with complex problems that arise in local contexts.


Experimental games can be used to build models of cooperation that are reflective of local contexts; to observe the dynamic nature of cooperative behaviour; and to build evidence-based and context-specific solutions for cooperation.


Principles for the design of games have been taken from game theory, behavioural economics and psychology.

Our initiatives


The instruments (simulation games) designed by IDEAS  Science have been applied in a variety of contexts. Recently IDEAS Science designed survey tools to explore smallholder behaviour and attitudes to risk management in Malawi and in Ethiopia.


IDEAS Science have designed and tested multi stakeholder engagement methods that bring researchers, policy practitioners and civil society into dialogue around the  topics of sustainability and research. 


 We  have developed

social science data collection methods that aim to conquer the limitations of traditional surveys and capture a broader aspect of human behaviour.

Quantitative survey tools are applied to collect  and analyse data with state-of-the-art software through different devices.