Alma Research


Alma brings vast experience in designing and implementing portfolio-wide monitoring, evaluation, and learning programs. Alma has successfully designed M&E and learning systems for each of its clients, while carrying out monitoring support services to the clients. Alma M&E support systems include the design and/or review of Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP); the assessment of data quality, both at all levels; the site monitoring and verification; conducting of baseline surveys; endline evaluations; carrying out (cross) sectoral assessments; and methodological design and implementation of performance and impact evaluations in several MEAL assignments in numerous projects in Somalia and the Horn of Africa.
We bring in decades of experience in designing tailored monitoring, evaluation, research learning systems that can serve both the most simple and complex programmes – whether it is third party verification for risk management, or a learning and evidence facility, we have the expertise and know-how to provide complete project blue-prints at design stage and support the delivery accordingly.
Using tailored field research and advanced data analysis and visualisation methods, we provide continuous risk management, on-site verification, and data validation services. These results in just-in-time, standardised, user-friendly information reports to programme supervisors.
We deliver strategic reviews and evaluations at programme, portfolio and country levels to support accountability against achievement objectives and on-going efforts to improve impacts for our client, their stakeholders and beneficiaries. Blending quantitative and qualitative methods, we focus on rigour and transparency, timely delivery, and end-user needs.