Signature Issue

The focus areas for this Unit are twofold. The first is to enhance and promote data discoverability, visualization, and responsible data sharing. The Unit also endeavors to lead in the establishment of robust data systems to enhance the collection, open-access, and use of data, and to advance the field of measurement and evaluation.

Focus Areas

  • Data and Statistics
  • Data and Measurement Unit & PEC
  • External Functions


The Center’s Data, Measurement and Evaluation (DME) Unit provides data quality control and data quality assurance, statistical and econometric analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and economic valuation (cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis) of interventions and research studies in African countries. With over 20 full-time staff with expertise in varied related fields: Data Management & Analysis, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Software Development, and Health Economics— the DME Unit has extensive experience in the design and roll-out of an array of evaluation and research studies, such as Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) and quasi-experimental designs, among others. Using the state-of-the-art techniques in research, and innovative analytical methods, the DME Unit generates strong research evidence that serves as a formidable foundation to inform policy, accelerates poverty alleviation efforts, economic growth and shared prosperity in Africa.

The Unit is also responsible for the management of the Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (NUHDSS). This surveillance system is a pioneer urban HDSS, and is one of only three urban HDSS’ in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It has provided a platform to investigate long-term social, economic and health consequences of urbanization among urban slum residents.

The unit’s involvement in a number of international activities including conferences and teaching supports the growth of African researchers taking full advantage of the networking and establishing partnerships.




Research Officer

Salma Nanjira Musa-Mkanga

Salma is currently a research officer with the Data, Measurement…

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Data Manager

Nelson Kipkoech Langat

Nelson is responsible for data management and analysis in projects…

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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Moussa Bagayoko

Moussa is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist within the Data,…

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Senior Data Analyst


Marylene is a meticulous and results-driven professional with over eight…

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Martin Kavao Mutua

Martin works under the Health Challenges and Systems research program.…

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Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Officer

Henry Owoko

Henry works in the Data Measurement and Evaluation Unit. He…

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Research Officer

Dennis Amollo Akeyo

Dennis is a Research Officer in the Data Measurement and…

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Head of Data, Measurement and Evaluation

Damazo T. Kadengye

Damazo T. Kadengye received a Bachelor of Statistics from Makerere…

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Head of the West Africa Regional Office

Cheikh Mbacke Faye

Cheikh is currently the Head of the APHRC West Africa…

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Data System Developer – ICT Officer

Cheikh Abdoul Khadre Toure

Toure is an IT professional with six years of experience…

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Data Analyst

Bonventure Macharia Mwangi

Bonventure is a Data Analyst whose interest is in the…

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Research Officer

Anne Waithera Njeri

Anne works in the Data and Measurement unit. Her expertise…

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