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About the Nigeria team

We work assiduously to deliver cutting-edge research and advice to our partners and clients. We specialise in surveying and data collection, complementing and leveraging our global expertise across a wide range of sectors to deliver expert, tailored support.

Our projects

Since opening our office in Nigeria in 2014, we have made significant advancements on Oxford Policy Management’s international expertise in surveys.

We have implemented several large-scale surveys in Nigeria:

  • The Operations Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE), a component of DFID's £50 million nutrition project in five states (in Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe, Jigawa, and Zamfara) of northern Nigeria.
  • The Global Alliance Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Fortification Assessment Coverage Tool (FACT) survey that was conducted in Kano and Lagos states in 2015 as well as the Child Development Grants – a cash transfer survey in Jigawa and Zamfara states.

Other important surveys that has been implemented by OPM Nigeria include the Pact ICARE survey, the MC-QARDT project, the Girl Education Programme Phase 3 survey, the TDP school survey, and the ESSPIN school survey.

On all these projects, we have been actively involved in all phases starting from the planning and design phase through to implementation.

Child Development Grant Programme Evaluation (Jun 2013–ongoing): we have conducted a baseline and midline survey on a Randomised Controlled Trial of the Nigeria Child Development Grant Programme. This involves a household listing of 30,000 households and panel survey of 5,600 households across 5 LGAs in Zamfara and Jigawa states.

Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) (Sep 2012–Jun 2016): ORIE is an impact evaluation of a DFID-supported £50 million programme called WINNN (Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria). WINNN aims to improve maternal and under-five child nutrition in five states of northern Nigeria. We conducted a midline and endline large-scale panel survey of over 6,000 households in four states in northern Nigeria.

Fortification Assessment Coverage Toolkit Survey (Apr–Jul 2015): we carried out a survey to assess the coverage and potential contribution and impact of fortified foods to micronutrient intake amongst the population in Kano and Lagos states in Nigeria. The survey involved 1,779 households across 60 enumeration clusters in Kano and Lagos States. This survey provided a source of evidence for documenting the success and identifying barriers to coverage of both population-based and targeted (point-of-use) fortification programmes in Nigeria.

Our people

Olufemi Adegoke is the quantitative research manager in our Nigeria office. He has an MSc in Population and International Health from Harvard University, and a BSc in Human Nutrition from University of Ibadan. He worked on the impact evaluation component of the Child Development Grant Project, the Teacher Development Programme Evaluation, and the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) composite survey, where he supported the implementation and management of survey field work. Prior to joining OPM, he worked as a field coordinator with the Development Impact Evaluation Unit of the World Bank on evaluation of bank- and Nigeria-supported projects. He has also held various roles with Independent Monitoring Evaluation Program, FHI 360, Columbia University, Pact, and The Carter Centre including designing and implementing impact evaluation of programmes, programme monitoring and evaluation, and designing and implementing a management information system.

Ekundayo Arogundade has over 13 years of experience with local and international organisations, in applying public health principles for HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and control, maternal and child health, family planning, behaviour change communications and health communications, and primary healthcare settings. He possesses strong skills in coordination, project management, supervision, research activities, survey and data management, report writing, and design of user-friendly monitoring and evaluation systems. He has published in high-impact journals with articles on HIV/AIDS, malaria, and maternal and child health.