Who We Are
SoCha is a field-focused, analytical services and adaptive management firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. We empower social change through evidence and knowledge. Registered in the United States with support hubs in Nairobi, Mauritius and Bangkok, we are a veteran-owned small business strategically located to connect global development assistance across Afrasia.
Since our inception in 2010, we have grown from a consortium of globally recognized experts who evaluate the effectiveness of development assistance, to a comprehensive analytical service provider that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies to enhance the way donors find solutions and adapt to social problems. Our work informs social change across a myriad of sectors including governance, stabilization, economy, trade, technology, anti-trafficking, health, education, agriculture, sustainable fishing and climate resilience.
Our Vision and Values
We envision global equality where everyone can participate fully to realize their potential. To realize this Vision, our Mission is to empower social change through well-informed analytical and adaptive management services. We espouse these Core Values:
SoCha’s UnComMan™ modeling approach pairs Bayesian Belief Networks (BBNs) with Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to present decision-makers with a range of evidence-based options when the next steps are unclear. Our UnComMan™ models present a variety of tangible intervention pathways, each with quantifiable risks and returns, to allow our clients to manage adaptively long after our analytical services are completed.
Data, inquiry and ideation are at the core of our process and impact evaluations. Our partnership with Mathematica Policy Research Institute – Tanzania and with New York University’s IDEAS center, equip our team of Principal Investigators (PIs), with a broad network of academics. Assuring our clients of informed and studied resources.
Our systems building and assessment process is derived from feedback looping, timely reviews, hypothesis testing and informed dialogue. We construct ME&L systems aimed at refining your organization’s processes, procedures and strategy through iterative learning and troubleshooting.
We provide clients with on-site performance monitoring, through quantitative quality assessment audits. Our ME&L solutions include monitoring organizational strategies and practices using data. In a way that continues to yield distinguished results in the decision-making of international donor agencies across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.