Middle East & North Africa
Forcier initially began work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2011 from our office in Khartoum, Sudan. Since then, we have established a full-time presence in Amman and Cairo, and conducted numerous initiatives across 9 countries in MENA. Forcier places the highest importance on furthering our local capacity in each country we work in, and therefore use national staff in all of our projects. In the past, we have conducted small-scale bespoke project evaluations in Lebanon, up to nationally representative surveys in Sudan - for clients including WFP, UNICEF, CARE, World Vision and USAID. In 2015, Forcier conducted our first prime contract for USAID in Sudan,
Recently, Forcier has begun conducting work across MENA from our office in Amman, Jordan, which allows for efficient access to various countries in the region. Since 2017, we have provided research services in Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, and Morocco.
Established in 2o13
80 completed projects regionally
Arabic & English capabilities
Regional representation in Jordan and Egypt
Forcier's Middle East & North Africa Unit has research representatives in Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. As our newest unit, our MENA teams operate from these locations to access populations across the region. In 2020, Forcier intends to set up a regional office in a to-be-determined location.
Countries Worked In
Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen, Syria
Countries with Networks & Access
Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar
Forcier's Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Unit got its start in Khartoum, Sudan in 2013, and has rapidly grown to serving the rest of MENA. Since 2017, Forcier has completed more than 25 projects in the Middle East. Below are a few examples of recent projects - please contact us to learn about even more!
Large-Scale Data Collection
USAID, Mid-Term Evaluation of the “Towards Enduring Peace in Sudan” Program, 2017, Sudan
Medécins du Monde, Improving Access and Quality of Health Care for Vulnerable Populations in Conflict Affected Areas, 2018, Syria, Iraq, & Lebanon
Right to Play, Midterm Evaluation of the Enhancing the Quality of Education through the Power of Play Project, 2018, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia
Gender & Women's Empowerment Research
Cherie Blair Foundation, External Evaluation of the "Advancing Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs" Project, 2017, Palestine
UN Women, Evaluation of the National Strategy for Women and Situational Analysis of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Jordan, 2018, Jordan
Cherie Blair Foundation, External Evaluation of the 'Women's Economic Empowerment in Lebanon' Project, 2018, Lebanon
Employment & Labour Research
Mercy Corps, Market Analysis Linked to Job Creation in Mosul, 2019, Iraq
SPARK, Assessment of the "Improving Employment Opportunities" Programme, 2018, Jordan
International Labour Organization (ILO), Project Evaluation of the "Employment and Peacebuilding - Building Bridges Amongst 'Youth at Risk' in Lebanon" Programme, 2019, Lebanon
Oxfam, Labour Market Assessment, 2018, Iraq
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) Studies
Terre des Hommes, Summative Evaluation of WASH, Child Protection, and NFI Distribution Programming, 2019, Iraq
Oxfam, Integrated WASH & Gender Analysis, 2016, Syria
CARE, Emergency WASH and Nutrition for Crisis Affected Communities in East Darfur and South Darfur, 2017, Sudan
Mercy Corps, Measuring the Effectiveness of the WASH Committees in Dereige, Sakaly and Alsref Camps, 2017, Sudan
Our staff are based in Amman, Jordan and Cairo, Egypt - and have conducted projects across nine countries in the region, with quick access to even more.
Most of Forcier MENA's researchers, project managers, and analysts are able to conduct interviews, design tools, and produce reports in Arabic & English.
Forcier's MENA team frequently uses innovative technologies, including call centers in Egypt to reach inaccessible populations, and smartphones for face-to-face interviewing.
With Forcier, every day I expect new challenges. What matters at Forcier is that there is no way to avoid being successful, as long as you're always ready for the next challenge.
Ali Helmi, Survey Programmer