We handle the continuum of interventions from development of monitoring framework, carrying out baselines, implementing third party monitoring (TPM), mid-term reviews, end-term evaluations to administering impact evaluations.
We have the capability to provide teams tailored for each assignment and have provided services from smaller assignments led by a single consultant up to larger assignments carried out by multi-national and multi-disciplinary teams for both short-term projects and long-term programmes.
We are conversant with both quantitative and qualitative techniques and mixed methods.
We have quasi-experimental and experimental approaches.
We carry out both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.
We address the following themes through our services to our clients and partners:
Livelihood: Upward Bound contributes to transforming the lives of the poor, marginalized and disadvantaged;
Water and sanitation:Upward Bound contributes to progress in access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation, which have direct bearing on health status for millions of children and families in Africa;
Health: Upward Bound plays a contributory role in improving health outcomes in Africa;
Education: Upward Bound contributes towards the sustainable delivery of quality education and its game-changing effect on the outlook, knowledge and skils of boys and girls, men and women across Africa;
Child rights: Upward Bound upholds its belief that every child must be afforded the best opportunity to realize their full potential;
Gender and women’s rights: Upward Bound contributes to the realization of women’s rights and in ensuring that the concerns and experiences of both women and men are integral to development;
Youth empowerment: Upward Bound believes that supporting youth empowerment uniquely unlocks Africa’s potential to rapidly progress; Governance:Upward Bound contributes to the improved exercise of power for the efficient and effective management of resources for development in countries in Africa.
We work with children, youth, women and men.
We understand the data collection needs when it comes to vulnerable populations, specifically women, children, persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and persons with disabilities.
We have the skills and experience of reaching and engaging them and other marginalized, excluded and hard-to-reach groups.
We develop learning frameworks, co-ordinate learning, facilitate learning events, develop learning and knowledge products, publish and disseminate them.
We undertake multi-site snapshot, cross-sectional or longitudinal data collection, analysis and reporting. We have the capability for extensive and remote data collection using a variety of interfaces including the use of mobile devices.