The overall goal of this study is to generate credible evidence that will help assess the impact of the interventions carried out by GOAL Kenya...read more
The paucity of accurate, reliable and timely data has been a recurrent issue and a major constraint to the effective monitoring and evaluation of interventions and development programs within and across countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Although available evidence show that many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have not made significant gains in health and other socio-economic outcomes at the population level, estimates are still uncertain and not systematically produced, making it difficult to generate evidence that ascertains the effectiveness of existing interventions and/or programs or whether available resources are being allocated to address the most urgent and serious development issues. As an African-based center with vast experience in generating research evidence that are relevant and responsive to local and regional policy and program needs, the Center is well-placed to play a prominent role in filling this data gap in the region. The Center has, therefore established a Statistics and Surveys Unit (SSU) whose main role is to maintain a strong and locally-owned data management and processing system as well as develop a rigorous system of measuring program inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts in sub-Saharan Africa. Program objectives and strategic priorities. The main role of the Statistics and Surveys Unit (SSU) is to maintain a strong and locally-owned data management and processing system as well as develop a rigorous system of measuring program inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts in sub-Saharan Africa. The SSU is to develop capacity and expertise to support research programs through designing and conducting surveys – both qualitative and quantitative – for internal projects, and also evaluate external programs throughout the region. In addition to these, the Unit undertakes statistical modeling, forecasting, and simulations, for both internal and external projects, and also provides technical assistance to other institutions.