IRUMP Review 

Client

Agulhas Applied Knowledge

Year

2021

Location

Western Area, Sierra Leone

Status

Ongoing

In collaboration with Agulhas UK, MfI is gathering data to inform a forthcoming ICAI review of UK support to the World Bank IDA portfolio. Through various data gathering methods including focus group discussions and key informant interviews, we have gathered data to learn from a $52 million transport infrastructure project implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in Sierra Leone. The project tends to improve the country's public transport sector through the construction and improvement of roads, professionalization of bus services, and capacity building of personnel. MfI is using a citizens engagement approach to understand safeguard issues and grievances related to the project  

Scoping and KAP assessment 

Client

Namati and UNDP

Year

2020

Location

South-East, Sierra Leone

Status

Completed

With funds from UNPBF, the UNDP through their implementing partner Namati consulted the service of Measure for Impact to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of landowners, land users and local authorities across 4 chiefdoms in Pujehun and Moyamba districts on land governance including land conflict resolution and large scale land acquisition processes. The findings informed an intervention in these chiefdoms and served as baseline for a year long project.

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National Data Discourse

Client

Measure for Impact

Year

2021

Location

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Status

Completed

Through self generated funds, MFI held the first inclusive national data discourse in SL. Using a hybrid (in person and virtual) approach, data users, data producers, and data financers gather in one room and discussed the challenge of data availability, access and quality then map out collaborative actions for better data in Sierra Leone. Key players took the lead in this discussion including UNFPA, Stats SL, NCRA, RAIC and civil society partners. 

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Assessment of School affected population

Client

EMIS Department, MBSSE

Year

2021

Location

Susan's Bay, Freetown

Status

Completed

In March this year, a fire disatser struck one of Freetown's most populated slump community burning hundreds of houses, leaving thousands stranded including women and children. In response to this, the Ministry of Basic Secondary School Education (MBSSE) together with the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) needed to understand the effect of the disaster on school going children. MFI offered it technical assistance to conduct the assessment probono. We developed a digital tool, our Enumerators collected the data together with ministry staff and we run analysis discovering 800 plus children with various chararcteristics including disability, needed dying support.

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School Enrolment Survey - SES

Client

Measure for Impact

Year

2020

Location

Sierra Leone

Status

Ongoing

In partnership with over 200 schools across 5 districts, MFI assessed the effect of Covid-19 on school enrolment and retention. the research also discovered challenges faced by school authorities to comply with NACOVERC and WHO guidelines in schools due to over crowded schools and fewer approved teachers to occupy extended classrooms. 

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Enumerator training

Client

Measure for Impact

Year

2020

Location

Sierra Leone

Status

Completed

Amidst the country's numerous development challneges; accurate and timely data is either unavailable or poor in quality. Data is cross-cutting, accurate and timely data is needed by government and development partners to understand development needs, it effect on people's lives and the cost for sustainable solutions. Through self generated funds, MFI trained graduates with different development backgrounds on the collection of high quality data using manual and electronic tools. By building capacities to collect and producing high quality data, we are ensuring better lives

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