Florence Nyangara has a unique and diverse background with over 25 years of professional experience. She has expertise across several sectors including agriculture, food security and nutrition, and health - child health, maternal and newborn health, orphans and children made vulnerable (OVC) due to HIV/AIDS, young people sexual and reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Nyangara has strong analytical, survey research, and evaluation skills that she uses to design, manage, and implement evaluations and implementation research and operations research studies using mainly exploratory, quasi-experimental, and experimental designs, and both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. Currently she provides technical oversight on the design and rigor of program performance evaluations and population based surveys (PBSs) being undertaken through the USAID’s Feed the Future Global Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL) project. She manages deliverable timelines and quality, scopes of work, and budgets for each activity. The aim of these studies, evaluations, and PBSs are to generate evidence to demonstrate the impact and effectiveness to date of the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Initiative, Feed the Future, and to determine how program impact can be maximized in the future. She has provided technical leadership and oversight to several evaluations for multisectoral programs such as maternal and child survival grants and conducted several baseline and end-line surveys, and data quality assessments (DQAs) in low-resource countries.Dr. Nyangara has a dual-title Ph.D. in demography and rural sociology and a Masters in Agricultural extension education from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi.