Keith Mangam (he/him/his) is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) specialist, technical program manager and systems thinking advocate with over 13 years of experience managing project design, implementation and MEL across several projects in Sub-Saharan Africa focused on health systems strengthening, health program evaluation, infectious disease prevention and community governance.
Keith has accumulated extensive MEL knowledge and experience including managing large-scale surveys, designing quantitative and qualitative evaluations, and adaptive learning approaches for various funders and programs. In previous roles, Keith led the design and operations of M&E systems and teams for a multi-country USAID-funded malaria prevention project in West and East Africa and supported the administration of two impact evaluations for the World Bank Group in Burkina Faso. He has supported the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) as the management and operations lead as part of the JLN network coordination team and acted as the senior evaluation and learning technical lead for the African Collaborative for Health Financing Solutions (ACS). Most recently at Results for Development (R4D), Keith was the Adaptive Learning director for the first year of Frontier Health Markets (FHM) Engage, a five-year global market systems development project focusing on improving the participation and engagement of the private sector to improve health outcomes. Keith has specific country experience in Burkina Faso, Benin, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
Keith has recently taken on the role of impact advisor for the non-profit organization SameSame Collective which supports the mental health and resilience of LGBTQI+ youth throughout the Global South.
Keith holds a BS in chemical biomolecular engineering and materials science engineering from University of Pennsylvania and an MA in development economics and program evaluation from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. A native English speaker, Keith is fluent in French and conversant in Bambara. He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa and has previously lived and worked in Europe, Central Africa and West Africa.
Mr. Mangam is currently supporting the RF MERL Mali and DDI EDU projects as well as recently leading the direct child evaluation in September for the Djibouti Early Childhood Education project.
Mangam, K., Fiekowsky, E., Bagayoko, M., Norris, L., Belemvire, A., Longhany, R., et al. Feasibility and
effectiveness of mHealth for mobilizing households for indoor residual spraying to prevent malaria: a case
study in Mali. Global Health: Science and Practice Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 222-237. (2016)
Kiendrébéogo JA, Thoumi A, Mangam K, et al. Reinforcing locally led solutions for universal health coverage:
a logic model with applications in Benin, Namibia and Uganda. BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e004273.
Donner, A., Belemvire, A., Johns, B., et al. Equal opportunity, equal work: increasing women’s participation in
the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project, Global Health: Science and Practice Vo. 5, No. 4. pp. 603-616. (2017)
Systems Mapping: unpacking complexity and identifying opportunity for change | R4D YouTube | 2022
The journey to strengthening mixed health systems | R4D Blog | 2021
A call for evidence on strengthening mixed health systems | R4D Blog | 2020
Abt Bold Thinkers Series: PMI AIRS project M&E System | Abt Associates YouTube | 2016