Third Party Monitoring Companies in Afghanistan

Third Party Monitoring Companies in Afghanistan

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The following list identifies a number of companies that have provided Third Party Monitoring  (TPM) Services. Please note that this list is indicative only. It should be noted that inclusion on this website is for information purposes only and does not provide an endorsement of the identified company. Any entity looking to obtain the services of a TPM is encouraged to undertake robust due diligence to ensure the TPM is able to deliver a service that meets the needs of your own organisation.

ASR

Headquartered in Kabul, ASR describes itself as “an Afghanistan based advisory firm which offers targeted operational support and program management services”. Among the monitoring services offered by ASR is the use of national staff to deliver participatory monitoring and evaluation activities, designed to both involve and build the capacity of local community stakeholders. ASR, which has offices in Kabul, Herat, Kunduz and Jozjan, was established in 2010, was formerly known as Afghan Green Leaf Consulting (AGLC).

AREA

Established in 1993, AREA is a national NGO which is headquartered in Kabul and has a number of offices throughout Afghanistan. AREA is reportedly focused on the implementation of programmes in a number of areas, including: community development, skills and training, construction, agriculture, and promoting alternative technologies. The organisation also undertakes field monitoring of AREA projects, as well offering monitoring services for projects implemented by other entities. AREA indicates that it has previously received donor funding from a number of entities, including WFP, FAO, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, the European Commission and International Rescue Committee.

CTG

Established in 2004, CTG is headquartered in Dubai, and has offices in Kabul and a number of other cities globally. CTG offers Human Resource and Project Management and Security services, as well as monitoring and evaluation (M&E) services. Among the M&E services offered by CTG is the capture and provision of a range of data types to enable accountability and audit of activities. Given that the diverse portfolio of services offered, CTG makes a point of highlighting the fact that its’ M&E division is separate from its contract management division as a means by which to help ensure that services can be provided impartially.

IRD

IRD was established in 1998 and describes itself as a “non-profit humanitarian, stabilisation and development organisation”. The entity, which is headquartered in the USA, operates in a number of regions globally, and has been operating in Afghanistan since 2004. In Afghanistan, IRD and has reportedly implemented programmes across a number of areas, including infrastructure, democracy and governance, capacity building, agriculture, and relief and stabilisation. IRD also offers project monitoring and support services, and has developed the CMORE data platform in support of these. IRD works with a number of entities, including the World Bank / Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund and USAID.

OSDR was established in Afghanistan in 2008, and describes itself as a non-profit making entity. The organisation identifies its’ aim as to take part in the development of Afghanistan through the provision of field surveys, agriculture capacity building, disaster risk management and monitoring and evaluation. The creation of OSDR was as a result of the realignment of what was initially known as the Agricultural Survey for Afghanistan (ASA), and laterally became the Afghan Survey Unit (ASU). During its’ formation, OSDR also reportedly merged with the disaster risk management section of a non-governmental organisation named Coordination of Afghan Relief network of organisations known as Civil Society Empowerment Network (CEN). OSDR, which is headquartered in Kabul, indicates it has access in 22 provinces across Afghanistan. The OSDR website identifies USAID, WFP, UNICEF, GTZ, IRD and Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) as partners.

SAYARA

Sayara Research describes itself as a Kabul-based social enterprise company which has been operating for ten years. The company provides research, assessment, and monitoring and evaluation services, and claims to employ a team of full-time researchers – 95% of whom are Afghan nationals. In addition to its’ office in Kabul, Sayara has regional offices in Badakhshan, Balkh, Farah, Helmand, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Nimroz, Uruzgan and Zabul. The company claims to have recruited a number of professionals and students across the provinces, whose data collection expertise Sayara is able to draw upon to support projects. Sayara Research is the sister company of Sayara Strategies, a media and communications company which shares the same regional networks, and which like Sayara Research has reportedly been engaged by a number of UN agencies and other international actors.

YHDO

YHDO was established in Afghanistan in 2009, and describes itself as a non-profit organisation which aims to assist the Government of Afghanistan in the development of the community and health sectors. The YHDO website indicates that YHDO is engaged in a range of activities, the focus of which is on providing health and development services and training to young people, and conducting needs assessments, mapping and research. The RMU notes that the YHDO website does not make any reference to the provision of monitoring services by YHDO.

CHECCHI

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. has worked in Afghanistan since 2004 supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Since its inception, CHECCHI has successfully completed consulting engagements to promote social and economic development with specialized experience in project design, monitoring and evaluation. In particular, the company website indicates CHECCHI directly supports USAID initiatives to strengthen the rule of law and the legal foundations for sustainable economic growth in Afghanistan. As well as this, CHECCHI has worked to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of USAID/Afghanistan’s program information and reporting mechanisms, in order to advance USAID’s overall goal of helping Afghanistan and its people to build a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic state.

ALTAI

Altai Consulting provides strategy consulting and research services to private companies, governments and public institutions in developing countries. Established in 2003, Altai Consulting is a private company that employs both national and international staff in Afghanistan with complementary skills ranging from strategy consulting and business development to social research, evaluation, and agronomy. Altai Consulting has trained male and female interviewers to conduct social research and surveys.

ATR

ATR Consulting comprises both national and international staff and describes itself as having extensive experience in Afghanistan and expertise on development, local governance and stabilisation. The ATR Consulting website indicates the organisation undertakes data collection and analysis on cultural, tribal, social, political and economic issues. Areas of cross sectoral expertise include Local Governance, Politics and Armed Groups, Rural Development, Urban Development, Media and Communication, Education, Civil Society and Youth. Additionally, ATR Consulting indicates it designs results frameworks and Monitoring and Evaluation plans and also develops qualitative and quantitative tools for clients.

RSI

RSI Consulting is an Afghan-owned company headquartered in Kabul, offering social research, and monitoring and evaluation-related services for private business, NGO and donor communities in Afghanistan. According to the RSI Consulting website the organisation offers services in more than 20 Provinces in Afghanistan in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, consulting, research, and media services and uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches. RSI Consulting research staff allegedly have expertise working on USAID, Dfid, and World Bank-funded projects. Such staff design evaluation processes for clients and implement program evaluation to provide information that helps inform policy, planning, and communicate program successes for the international aid community.

SAMUEL HALL
Samuel Hall is a Samuel Hall is an independent research and strategic consulting firm providing expert analysis, tailored counsel and access to local knowledge for a diverse array of actors operating in the world’s most challenging environments. According to the organisations website Samuel Hall has particular expertise in Economic Development and Micro-Finance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Governance and Rule of Law, Urbanisation Migration and Displacement, Education Marginalized Communities, and Gender.

SANAYEE

Sanayee Development Organization (SDO) is a registered Afghan development non-governmental and non-profit organization. Established in 1990, SDO has three Provincial Offices (Ghazni, Kabul and Kandahar) as well as two Regional Offices (Herat and Mazar). According to the SDO website, the organisation has expertise in the sectors of education, peace building, community development and community health, in remote and underserved rural areas of Afghanistan. SDO employs a participatory and community-based approach to development.