MEA Business Awards 2023

MEA | Business Awards 2023 Best Data Processing & Analysis Company - Nigeria Based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, Datametrics Associates Limited is a research and evaluation consulting firm that provides public, private, and non-governmental organisations with a diverse range of solutions related to research, data collection, surveys, data analysis, data quality assessment, and capacity building. The company strives to become one of the best organisations of its kind, serving clients in Nigeria and across the globe. Here, we find out more about Datametrics Associates Limited and its work in the wake of its success in the MEA Business Awards 2023. Having registered with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in June 2014, Datametrics Associates Limited officially commenced business in 2018. It was established to fulfil the prominent need for a company that provides exceptional research and evaluation services to the world’s governmental and non-governmental organisations, supporting the successful implementation of social interventions. The organisation was set up to serve as an external evaluation and research partner to their donor-funded operations, generating evidence for learning, impact, and value. Initially, the work undertaken by Datametrics Associates Limited focused primarily on the evaluation of health interventions, including water sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, and protection projects in humanitarian emergencies. Since then, the organisation’s work has diversified, now involving the use of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to evaluate other areas of intervention. This includes projects centred around maternal adolescent infant and young child nutrition, agriculture, education, youth empowerment, vaccination, rural resilience activity, and school feeding programmes. In the last few years, Datametrics Associates Limited has been working with several nongovernmental organisations, supporting them in carrying out baseline, midline, and endline surveys. The company has also provided them with capacity building solutions in project monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, and research. Currently, its clients include organisations such as International Medical Corps, MercyCorps, World Bank, RTI International, and more. As part of one of its recent projects, Datametrics Associates Limited’s Technical Director led the implementation research on the Basic Package of Nutrition Services (BPNS) and Adolescent Health Service (AHS) in Kaduna for the World Bank’s Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) project. By collecting data through desk review, analysis of secondary data, and quantitative and qualitative interviews, Datametrics Associates Limited explored the appropriateness and relevance of the project’s implementation design. It assessed the community- and facility-based interventions, their involved activities, and the acceptability of their end results, taking into account various contextual factors like poverty, geography, remoteness, religious beliefs, and cultural beliefs. Currently, data analysis and report writing for this study are ongoing. Another project carried out by Datametrics Associates Limited involved conducting a quantitative baseline evaluation of the FHI360 Alive & Thrive Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) project in the Nigerian states of Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Sokoto, and Yobe. For each of these states, the organisation carried out extensive household mapping and listing. It was also responsible for various aspects of creating the questionnaire, including its review, finalisation, local language translation, pretesting, and electronic programming. Once this was complete, Datametrics Associates Limited administered the questionnaires to 2,100 mothers of children aged between 0 and 24 months. Following data collection, the company submitted a cleaned-up version of the household listing and baseline data, as well as supporting the development of the research report. In everything it does, Datametrics Associates Limited operates with five key missions. Firstly, through its evaluative work, the company aims to generate evidence that drives organisations’ business processes and informs their decisions. Secondly, it strives to optimise their human and process development, increasing the impact of their work. Thirdly, Datametrics Associates Limited works to facilitate the integration of technology and informatics into organisational decision-making processes. Fourthly, by offering training and mentorship, the company hopes to support young minds in achieving their professional development goals. Lastly, it is committed to creating a positive working environment for its employees, encouraging their innovation and continued learning. Datametrics Associates Limited is equipped with an excellent team of skilled public health professionals, seasoned research coordinators, and research assistants across the country, all of whom have extensive experience in their fields. The organisation’s research team possess a wealth of experience in evaluating social interventions and applying both qualitative and quantitative approaches to determine their impact. They are also highly skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to generating insight in programme implementation. Standing at the helm of Datametrics Associates Limited is Technical Director Abiodun Feyikemi Ipadeola, a seasoned research, evaluation, and public health professional. With 15 years of technical and project management experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programmes in Nigeria, she effectively leads the company’s multidisciplinary team to deliver on every aspect of clients’ needs. In addition to her core role as Technical Director, Abiodun leads the business development and partner engagement operations at Datametrics Associates Limited. A highly educated and successful individual, Abiodun holds a number of impressive qualifications, obtained both in Nigeria and in the UK. Today, she is a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, an Associate of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (AMLSCN) majoring in Medical Parasitology and Entomology, a Master of Science in Medical Microbiology, and a Master of Public Health. Abiodun is also a Fellow of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Academy of Public Health. This year, she is expected to complete her Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, which she is currently studying for at Covenant University in Ota. Under Abiodun’s remarkable guidance, Datametrics Associates Limited has achieved overwhelming success since its work began in 2018. Now, for its exceptional achievements, we are delighted to award it the title of Best Data Processing & Analysis Company, Nigeria, as part of the MEA Business Awards 2023. We offer our sincere congratulations to Abiodun and her incredible team for their victory in this prestigious awards programme.