Project

Alpha Research and Development Centre (ARDC) has carried out the following projects between 2012 and 2017:

  1. (2017)  Baseline survey at Households and Community levels in Plateau state, Nigeria

Client: Plateau State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project of Federal Ministry of Environment (PLSNEWMAP). A World Bank funded project.

The Monitoring and Evaluation baseline survey was carried out in 25 villages of 5 Local Government Areas around Erosion sites in Plateau state.

  • (2017)  Baseline survey at community level in Cross River, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Edo states

Client: Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project of Federal Ministry of Environment (NEWMAP). A World Bank funded project.

The baseline was carried out in collaboration with the Development Monitoring and Evaluation (DIME) of the World Bank. The survey was conducted in the communities around the erosion sites in the given states.

  • (2016)  Baseline survey at community level in Anambra and Imo states

Client: Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project of Federal Ministry of Environment (NEWMAP). A World Bank funded project.

The baseline was carried out in collaboration with the Development Monitoring and Evaluation (DIME) of the World Bank. The survey was conducted in the communities around the erosion sites in the given states

  • (2016) Training on Monitoring and Evaluation at Basic and Advanced levels

As part of capacity building of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Implementing Agencies ARDC carried out training for M&E and Program officers from different organizations in Abuja in July 2016. All the successful candidates were provided with certificates.

  • (2016) Evaluation of strengthening SRH service provision in conflict affected communities in north-east Nigeria (2015 – 2016)

This project was implemented in three states (Borno, Adamawa and Gombe) in Northeast of Nigeria due to increased insurgency activities and the increase in the challenges faced by the population in these states since 2014.  Thus, this evaluation was carried out in Adamawa, Borno and Gombe states. The purpose of the assessment is to measure the level of implementation of the project such that findings, recommendations and lessons learned will guide in the future direction of humanitarian responses in Nigeria.

  • (2016)   Assessment of HIV/AIDS (HAF) implementation in 18+1 states in Nigeria   Client: National Agency for the control of AIDS (NACA)

The assessment was to reduce the risk of HIV infections by scaling up prevention interventions and by increasing access to and utilization of HIV counseling, testing, care and support services. The purpose of the assessment was to measure the level of implementation of the granted HIV/AIDS fund (HAF) to civil society organizations (CSOs) and performance monitoring support service organizations (SSOs) as specified in their contractual agreements, reporting procedures and program guidelines.

  • (2016)  Evaluation of strengthening SRH service provision in conflict affected communities in north-east (Borno, Adamawa and Gombe), Nigeria.   Client: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)             

The project was implemented in three states (Borno, Adamawa and Gombe) in the northeast of Nigeria due to increased insurgency activities and the increase in the challenges faced by the population in these states since 2014. Thus, this evaluation wascarried out inAdamawa, Borno and Gombe states. The purpose of the assessment was to measure the level of implementation of the project such that findings, recommendations and lessons learned will guide in the future direction of humanitarian responses in Nigeria.

  • (2016) Assessment of Emergency Transport Scheme for obstetric and newborn care in Jigawa and Kaduna states, Nigeria.

           Client: Maternal newborn and child health (MNCH2)                                                                                                                                            

The Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) is an initiative that has been employed in different settings with transportation problems to tackle poor access to EmONC services at the health facility. The scheme mobilizes communities’ own resources to provide emergency transport to pregnant women with obstetric complications or during delivery. The study utilized a mixed method approach that included both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods in assessing ETS performance and effectiveness in improving access to EmONC services. In both states (Jigawa and Kaduna) where the study was conducted, LGAs were clustered into two groups based on existing ETS implementation model: standalone ETS and ETS with other demand-side interventions.

  • (2015) Evaluation of Strengthening Integrated HIV/AIDs Project.

CLIENT; Nigerian Monitoring and Evaluation System (NMEMS)/USAID

Description of work (nature and scope).

It was a mid-term evaluation of an HIV/AIDS prevention project. The assignmententailed planning, data collection and report generation.  The evaluation used a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The quantitative approach was used to estimate the impact of the program and to characterize the program participants, while the data produced through qualitative instruments allowed the expansion of the analysis of quantitative data.  The statistical methods were used in the evaluation to compare the variables that the intervention aims to affect. The combined use of these methodologies permitted the evaluation of the objectives of the interventions. The analysis of the impact established whether the conditions necessary for the rationalization process had been achieved and has had impact on services. Nonparametric analyses assisted in identifying factors that could explain the cause of these s effects.

  1. (2014) WaterSupply, Sanitation and health (WASH) – Baseline survey to establish the status of water supply, sanitation and hygiene in six LGAs in Katsina state, Nigeria

CLIENT; UNICEF ZONAL OFFICE

It was a baseline survey to establish the status of water supply, sanitation and hygiene in six LGAs in Katsina state, Nigeria. It was a household based survey in the LGAs. The findings from the survey was used by UNCEF to plan the Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene for the state.  Supervisors and Interviewers were recruited from the state and trained on the data collection. I led the team to carry out the field work. The data collected were analysed and report generated.

  1.  (2014) Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support for Orphans and  

            Vulnerable Children Project.

Client; Gembu centre for HIV/AIDS advocacy Nigeria (GECHAAN/USAID)

 It was a final evaluation of an HIV/AIDS prevention, Care and Support project. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods were employed during the evaluation process to gain proper insight to evaluation questions. The methodology for the evaluation covered; site visits, Desk Review of related documents, Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), and secondary data. The evaluation was carried out in Sardauna, Gashaka, Bali .Kurmi, Ardokola, Gassol, Takum and Donga LGAs of Taraba state.

  1.  (2013) Mid-term evaluation of “The People Living Positively (PLP) – South-to-South Learning” project in Plateau states and Federal Capital Territory.

Client: CHRISTIANAID UK, Nigeria Program Office.

The evaluation methodology comprised a mix of face-to-face semi structured interviews with the stakeholders (key informant interviews – KII), Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with the target groups, desk-based review of existing reports, documents and baseline data and a sample survey of target groups in their communities in different LGAs in Plateau state and Federal Capital Territory.

9.         (2012) Comprehensive evaluation of the Canada fund for local initiatives (CFLI)

Client: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) (2015) Evaluation of the

Over the period of 2007-20011, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Program Support Unit (CIDA-PSU) through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) invested in various sectors in Nigeria that could be classified into Governance, Environmental Protection and Advocacy, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Gender, Equity and Empowerment The local projects supported with the fund were carried in 8 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This comprehensive evaluation of CFLI was carried out between November 2012 and January 2013 by ARDC with the purpose of assessing the achievements, lessons learnt and to provide recommendations that will facilitate the development of the program as well as to document the best practices

  1.  (2015)   2011 – 2015 ECOWAS Regional Strategic Plan – A member of a five man team that evaluated ECOWAS 2011-2015 Regional Strategic Plan

The evaluation of the Regional Strategic Plan (2011-2015) was carried out by using standard methodological approaches including a critical review of the plan and related documents and interactions with various groups of stakeholders