Palm Associates Limited
Palm Associates Limited is a Zambian research firm, specialized in survey design and implementation with a strong bias towards program impact evaluations; monitoring and evaluation; cost-benefit analysis; and cost-effectiveness analysis. Since its initial registration in 2005, Palm Associates has built a strong track record of working on evaluation assignments, implementing more than 18 large-scale studies and managing a portfolio of contracts valued at more than USD 5 million. Most of the work has focused on designing and executing large-scale multi-wave surveys for program impact evaluation.
Capacity and Competencies
One of Palm Associates' strongest points is that not only does it have the relevant skills and experience to implement studies, but it also has, in-house, the capacity to analyze survey data using state-of-the-art statistical and econometric techniques. Palm Associates has got senior research staff that is conversant with common statistical and data management software, such as Stata, SPSS, SAS and CSPro. This level of appreciation of the end-use of the data helps to ensure that the most effective quality assurance systems are put in place throughout the assignment, from design to implementation, analysis and report writing. This plus its strong base in Zambia means that Palm Associates can provide all technical and logistical support needed to run any survey, ranging from recruitment of field and data management personnel to transport hire and field supervision. Its ability to achieve this is further enhanced by the synergistic relationships it enjoys with strategic sister companies in the Palm Group of Companies, as well as its other internal technical competenciesSee more