DATA, MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION Posted on 17/10/2018 (08/10/2019) by Siki kigongo RESEARCH RESEARCH // WHAT WE DO // DATA, MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION RESEARCH UNITS RESEARCH CAPACITY STRENGTHENING POLICY ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH ON HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS Knowledge Management Policy Engagement Aging and Development Education and Youth Empowerment Health and Systems for Health Maternal and Child Wellbeing Population Dynamics and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Urbanization and Wellbeing Data and Measurement DATA, MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION 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 OVERVIEW 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.