Firdale Consulting is a team of economists and development professionals that specialises in data management and quantitative monitoring and evaluation for impact investors (foundations and corporates), non-profits and research organisations. We work with clients to establish change pathways, write code to routinely clean data (Python, R and Stata), leverage existing data for analysis, and provide the technology needed to monitor and evaluate impact.
Founded in 2016, we have worked with clients across a wide range of sectors including early childhood development, education, HIV/AIDS, public health and the green economy.
Our vision is to work with complex data for good, equip non-profits and funders with tools for data analysis, and contribute to making monitoring and evaluation more rigorous.
Megan Little (M.A. Economics) leads the Firdale team. Megan has been working in development economics since 2011 across Africa and the USA. She is an expert in data analytics using Stata and has published in leading academic journals. She has led various large-scale impact evaluations and designed many M&E frameworks for non-profits.
Tyryn Carnegie (M.A. Economics), Firdale's Senior Analyst, has a solid grounding in quantitative data analysis and is highly proficient in statistical analysis using Stata and R. Tyryn has built various M&E systems that have included live data dashboards and report auto-generation systems for non-profits. Tyryn has worked at non-profit organisations in Asia and Africa.
Bruce McDougall (M.A. Economics) is a data analyst with a healthy obsession for data quality. He is expert in data management and analysis across multiple sectors including education and health. Bruce has helped to prepare and document several of the most popular research datasets in South Africa, and has published and presented papers on these topics at expert conferences.