USAID MEL Activity

Press Release: Washington, DC – August 17, 2021 – the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the new Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Support activity to Navanti Group to provide a broad range of technical assistance to USAID/Nigeria mission.

Navanti’s support will include data quality assessments, field-based monitoring, evaluations, enhanced data analytics through improvement in the utilization of Geographic Information Systems and mapping, and support for learning.

“As a small business, we are excited to expand our relationship with USAID,” said Fred Payne, Navanti Group, Chief Executive Officer. “Through incremental growth on small development projects, through learning-by-doing, and a focus on building our internal capability, Navanti has gained the trust of USAID to carry out this important work.”

Specifically, Navanti Group has engaged in qualitative and quantitative data collection related to public health, security, governance, community cohesion, and food security in Nigeria since 2012, including in areas hardest hit by the humanitarian crisis, empowering local voices, and perspectives as the core component of creating actionable analysis linked to USAID’s Mission.
Our partner on this prime award, Social Impact, is a global leader in innovative monitoring, evaluation and learning practices. They have over 25 years of experience using data to increase aid effectiveness and promote programmatic and institutional learning. Together we have created a team that will work with USAID/Nigeria to advance accountability and learning across their programmatic portfolio, with a focus on building local capacity for MEL.

ABOUT NAVANTI GROUP: For 12 years, Navanti Group’s mission has been to deliver information through on-demand analytical reports, with clients benefiting from subject matter expertise and near real-time data on atmospherics, conflict, and population trends throughout Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, the Levant, and Eastern Europe. Through primary research, publicly available information, and open-source analysis, Navanti’s subject matter experts advise on cultural nuances and answer client driven requests for information on food security, health, civil society development, peace and conflict, and governance. For further information visit:

ABOUT USAID: USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help nations progress beyond assistance.  In Nigeria, USAID supports health systems strengthening, transparent and accountable governance, basic education, and a more market-led, trade-friendly economy. For more information about USAID and its programs, please visit  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.