Moussa Bagayoko

Moussa Bagayoko

Associate Research Scientist

ABOUT Moussa Bagayoko

Moussa is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist within the Data, Measurement and Evaluation Unit. He has knowledge and experience working with a wide range of designs and approaches including research study design, outcome measurement, performance evaluation and statistics, qualitative research, indicator design, and monitoring systems development.  



Presently, Moussa manages the Measurement and Impact Evaluation project. The project’s primary goal is to strengthen APHRC’s position in policy-relevant evaluations that are driven by measurement methodologies spanning impact evaluations, performance and monitoring systems, economic evaluations, and development of theories of change. He also supports the APHRC’s corporate monitoring and evaluation mandate and the Immunization Advocacy Initiative and In Their Hands project, among others.

Moussa has an interest in several evaluation methods such as Randomized Control Trials (RCT), experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis, robust impact evaluation and evidence-based decision making.

Moussa holds a Ph.D. in Public Health focusing on public health programs evaluations, a Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health, Mali. He also has a Post-graduate degree in Economics and Management Sciences from the University of Economics and Management Sciences, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University Institute of Management both in Mali.

Before joining APHRC, Moussa served as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at USAID- Mali, Management Systems International coordinating monitoring and evaluation efforts across health programs and providing technical assistance to USAID/Mali Mission staff. Previously, he has also worked in the same capacity for various international organizations such as MEASURE Evaluation/ ICF International macro, Blumont Inc, and Abt Associate Inc.

In 2015, Moussa received the grand prize from the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Innovation Challenge by developing an “E-inventory database”, which provides a daily count of insecticides located across Mali. His innovation helps African Indoor Residual Spraying Project in Mali to enhance the country program’s work. 

Moussa is passionate about data-driven innovation in healthcare and impact evaluation for evidence-based development.

He has numerous publications focusing on m-health, rapid appraisal effectiveness of the theory, assessing gender issues and resilience. Some of his publications are available on  ORCID  and ResearchGate.

Countdown to 2030 for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health: Strengthening analysis and evidence
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Immunization Advocacy Initiative
The Immunization Advocacy Initiative (IAI) believes that a stronger civil…
Background The Measurement and Impact Evaluation ( M&IE)  Project’s primary…
Strengthening Sub-National Data Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa
Most countries in Africa have made progress over the last…