R&D Focus Areas

  • Research
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Impact Assessment 
  • Program Design

Research and Development



Evidence Based Decision-Making is a process for making decisions about a program, practice, or policy that is grounded in the best available research evidence and informed by experiential evidence from the field and relevant contextual evidence.

Evidence based decision-making has become increasingly prominent on the national and international development agendas. An evidence-based approach helps policy-makers and practitioners make well informed decisions by putting the best available evidence at the heart of policy and programme development and implementation. Organizations should use research to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing­ problems and support or develop new theories.

HDI carries out research to assist our clients to: Keep up to date with the existing body of evidence and ensure its effective use in their programs; Generate new evidence to address global knowledge gaps and thematic areas challenges; Understand and determine needs, local perceptions and realities of programme contexts.

HDI International’s research activities include;

  • Needs Assessment
  • Feasibility Study
  • Baseline Survey
  • Perception Survey
  • Market Research

Surveys and Data Collection

Surveys are valuable tools for collecting accurate, objective, and credible data when there is little or no existing data and when resources are insufficient to analyze an entire population.

HDI International has the expertise and experience developing high quality survey and data collection instruments that will achieve high response rates and get valid information. Our work is anchored in proven methods and best practices in the survey industry, with a strong emphasis on timeliness, efficiency, quality, and technological innovation. Our ability to fuse subject and survey competencies ensures that data collected through surveys are valid, reliable and relevant. HDI International has the capacity to collect data in a variety of modes in complex data collection plans requiring mixed-mode survey designs and technology solutions.

HDI International’s surveys and data collection activities include;

  • Survey Design
  • Instruments Development
  • Data Collection


Business Support Center

HDI provide business organizations three types of support programs related to business development:

  • Financial services
  • Enterprise Development or BDS
  • Enabling Environment

The three are all integrated into Private Sector Development

HDI provides Business Development Services support in the following areas;


  1. Training in policy/advocacy
  2. Policy studies

Training and technical assistance

  1. Mentoring
  2. Feasibility studies and business plans
  3. Management training
  4. Technical training
  5. Counseling and advisory services
  6. Legal services
  7. Accountancy and book-keeping

Training and technical assistance

  1. Technology transfer and commercialization
  2. Design services


Consulting Focus Areas

  • Organizational Capacity Assessment and Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Program Design and Implementation
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Strategic Communications and IT Support

Consulting Services

Support areas

HDI International typically begins assessing part or all of an organization who feels they have areas of inefficiency or inconsistency. We team with our clients to identify pain points and gain a clear understanding of the elements (services, processes, technology, and people) that are working well and those that need improvement.

We also help envision a future and implement recommendations that leverage these elements to create opportunities to improve and, when necessary, gain a competitive advantage within the NGO industry.

Our recommendations are actionable, measurable, and most importantly for the Non-Profit and NGO industry, sustainable.  

HDI International’s Consulting Support activities include;

  • Organizational Capacity Assessment and Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Program Design and Implementation
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Strategic Communications and IT Support

Virtual Services.

Using HDI International’s online development tools and resources, individuals and organizations can develop their skills and knowledge anywhere, anytime. These include online spaces (Humanitarian, community development, Education & Training Resources, webinars, instructional videos, mobile apps, and online live technical support.


Training Programs

  • Humanitarian and Development
  • Business Development 
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • IT Skills Training

Global Learning Center


The HDI International’s activity-based, learning programs are suited to organizations, individuals and communities that are looking to improve their capacity and competitiveness through interventions that have a lasting impact. The HDI International approach provides you with a set of unique and simple training tools to respond to rapidly changing organizational needs.

The training programs are demand-driven training on around different related topics.

Major categories of training programs delivered by HDI International:

  1. Regular Training: are offered at the institute’s training halls where members of the business community from different organizations and individuals participate. Each of the training under this program will be conducted for five half work days.
  2. Regular Training at Clients’ Premises: are delivered to the customers/clients at their respective premises, based on training schedule.
  3. Customized Training: are training organized by customizing courses to the particular operational needs of individuals/organizations. The venue of the training can be either at the HDI’s Training Halls or at the Clients’ Premises. The duration of the training depends on the course requirements and clients’ needs.
  4. Online training: Also known as computer based training(CBT), distance learning, or e-learning, online training is a form of instruction that takes place completely on the internet. It involves a variety of multimedia elements, including graphics, audio, video, and web-links, which all can be accessed through one’s internet browser.

HDI International Institute-learning uses online videos, articles, quizzes and courses to deliver employee training. Employees can do their training at any time, from anywhere  with an internet connection.

The training programs delivered by the Institute focus on;


Professional Courses

  1. Report writing skills for nonprofits
  2. Human Resource Management for nonprofits
  3. Organizational Development
  4. Grant Development and Management
  5. Procurement and logistics Management
  6. Action-oriented Research Methodology
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Fund-raising and Resource Mobilizations
  9. Project Design and Proposal Writing Skills
  10. Humanitarian Essentials Training
  11. Food Security and Nutrition
  12. Cash and Voucher Assistance Course
  13. Child Protection in Humanitarian Assistance
  14. Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  15. Conflict Management and Conflict Transformation


Certificate and Diploma courses

  1. Community Development
  2. NGO Management
  3. Disaster Management
  4. Project Management
  5. Social Work  
  6. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


Certification Courses

  1. Humanitarian Logistics (CHL)
  2. Humanitarian Medical Logistics (MEDLOG)
  3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability (MEAL DPro)
  4. Project Management for Development Professionals 5.(PM DPro)
  5. Program Management for Development Professionals (PM DPro)
  6. Financial Management for Development and Humanitarian Professionals (FM DPro)



  1. Business Writing Skills
  2. Transport Logistics Stevedoring
  3. Business-Environment
  4. Business-Law.
  5. Business-Plan-Development.
  6. Accounting
  7. Marketing
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Human-Resource-Management
  10. Organizational-Behaviour
  11. Project-Management
  12. Risk-Management
  13. Strategic-Planning
  14. Financial-Management
  15. Team-Management
  16. Executive and leadership development,
  17. International trade,
  18. Customer Care Strategies and Skills
  19. Business Negotiation Skills
  20. Performance Management
  21. Construction
  22. TVET training courses



  1. Dynamic public speaking
  2. Improve Your English Communication Skills Specialization
  3. Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups
  4. Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success
  5. Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation Specialization
  6. Business English Communication Skills Specialization
  7. Leadership and Negotiation Skills Specialization



  1. Cyber security.
  2. Data Science.
  3. Big Data Engineering.
  4. Data Analyst.
  5. Big Data Analysis.
  6. Web Designing.
  7. VFX Training And Character Animation
  8. Software Development.