Research/Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL)

Research is central to the work of the dRPC as captured by the Capital `R’ our name – dRPC.  This is also an impact area for the dRPC where international development partners who engage the dRPC are proud to acknowledge our collaboration and contribution to making sense of project performance and challenges:

The dRPC holds that evidence and empirical findings are the basis for our work in policy and legislative advocacy and for project and program evaluation of development interventions. Since its formation, the dRPC has worked to expand capacity for the monitoring and evaluation of development interventions using participatory methodologies which include beneficiaries and interlocutors. Indeed, one of the dRPC’s founding members and Coordinator of the dRPC, Judith-Ann Walker

Since its formation in 1994 the dRPC has been the leading independent non-profit supporting international development partners to monitor and evaluate the performance of development and increasingly humanitarian interventions serving vulnerable communities. Our flagship achievements in development partner support include:

  • 2019-2022 Registered Field Based Monitors (FBMs) of USAID/Nigeria projects, Registered and contracted by DevTech, USAID/Nigeria MEAL  
  • 2021 – Youth Empowerment program evaluation, Malala Fund Nigeria office
  • 2020 – National Opinion Research Center (“NORC”),  Colorado, 8389.008.01/USAID/ Gender-Based Violence Learning Agenda, USAID DRG-LER’s current learning agenda
  • 2018, End of Project Evaluation of USAID funded 8-year RTI, LEAD project, USAID/Nigeria
  • 2014-2016, Monitoring and Evaluation Consultants to the Ford Foundation to support the Consortium for Ending Child Marriage grant to Action Aid Nigeria, Ford Foundation 2014
  • 2012-2014, Evaluation of donor funded girls’ livelihood and economic empowerment interventions in West Africa as a strategy for ending child, early and forced marriage, Ford Foundation West Africa Office
  • 2011, Moderate and prepare synthesis report of challenges, opportunities and recommendations the USAID 2nd and last Annual Chiefs of Party Meeting, USAID/Nigeria
  • 2004-2021, hosting the Nigeria Research Network for Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, UK
  • 2004, End of project evaluation of Pathfinder International 5-year intervention, David and Lucille Packard Foundation
  • 2001, Northern Social Sector Assessment. A fact-finding mission to identify reasons for USAID sub-optimal program performance and to propose solutions, USAID/Nigeria
  • 1998 Country Appraisal and Justification Report for the establishment of the Action Aid Nigeria Office for DFiD

Over the years, the dRPC has the capacity, expertise, systems and methodology to deliver key Research/Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning services and products:

  •  Baseline and formative studies
  • Period project performance reviews
  • Mid-terms analyses
  • End of Intervention Impact assessments
  • Project performance audits
  • Beneficiary analyses
  • Stakeholder dissemination

The dRPC has formal collaboration with two of Nigeria’s leading data and M&E organizations-the Monitoring and Evaluation Institute (M&E Institute)  and StatiSense – …making sense of numbers
StatiSense – …making sense of numbers in conducting research, monitoring and evaluation programs. Heads of both these organizations are associates and partners of the dRPC providing technical experts for M&E assignments.