Stears Data

Local Expertise. Global Worldview. Data.

We specialise in designing knowledge and data solutions to help companies, governments and development organisations working in Africa extract insight, while also providing industry research and economic advisory services.

Stears Data

Stears Data

Data about Nigeria is difficult to find. Stears Data solves this problem for analysts and researchers who want to understand Nigeria's economy. Stears Data aggregates difficult-to-access datasets from Nigerian ministries, departments, and agencies. Our growing data inventory covers multiple sectors and geographic levels.

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Our Services

Research & Analysis

Research & Analysis

We provide perspectives and projections on the economy and industries as they relate to our clients. We do this via analysis of trends, risks, and impacts of policies. Our core expertise covers various sectors such as financial services, energy, e-commerce and agriculture. Some of our previous reports include a fintech consumer lending report and a whitepaper on protecting Nigeria’s innovation ecosystem.

Data Collection

Data Collection

We gather data for clients through surveys, focus groups and the use of data agents. We devise cost-effective ways to collect primary and secondary data on any region and sector in Nigeria using custom tools and methods from traditional surveys to machine learning.

Research Training

Research Training

Our training workshops teach participants to become industry experts and produce high-quality research in their assigned industry. Our training sessions cover techniques for tracking information, building networks, developing subject matter expertise and conducting rigorous analysis.

Reports & Newsletter

Reports & Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly economic report to track relevant economic indicators, and subscribe to the Stears Data newsletter Stears Data newsletter to receive a data-driven outlook on the economy. The economic report includes an update on current domestic and international economic conditions, analysis of the major economic variables, projections and forecasts of economic variables. The newsletter contains high-level insights on the state of the economy.

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Our Clients

Our clients span a range of industries and sectors from state governments to development organisations.

Endeavor
UK Nigeria Tech Hub
Future Africa
Evolve Credit
Luminate Group

Team

Get to know the people at Stears Data

Michael Famoroti, Chief Economist

Michael Famoroti, Chief Economist

Michael is the Chief Economist and Head of the Stears Data team. He is an Economist who spent the last few years researching the Nigerian economy and identifying data gaps in the market as the Chief Economist at Vetiva Capital, a leading Investment Bank in Nigeria. Michael is the author of numerous industry and sector reports on the Nigerian economy.

Abdul Z. Abdulrahim, COO

Abdul Z. Abdulrahim, COO

Abdul heads our data analytics, data aggregation and digital rights projects. He is a Data Scientist and trained Lawyer who has worked as an Advisor on data and digital rights to the UK Parliament and Consultant to the World Bank Group in Abuja where he led the DFID project on mapping small to medium-sized businesses in Northern Nigeria.

Hannah Kates, Product Lead

Hannah Kates, Product Lead

Hannah is the Product Lead at Stears Data. She has experience in product development, urban planning, and environmental engineering, with a strong focus on data analysis and data products. Most recently, she worked at the New York City Department of City Planning, managing a portfolio of public data explorer tools.

Ugonna Iheme, Advisory Lead

Ugonna Iheme, Advisory Lead

Ugonna Iheme is the Advisory Lead at Stears Data. She has experience consulting for clients in the public and private sectors. Her experience with the private sector ranges from transaction level advisory projects to industry level advocacy engagements. She has also worked with various public sector organizations to identify and bridge operational and strategic gaps.

Abieyuwa Obaseki, Senior Associate

Abieyuwa Obaseki, Senior Associate

Abieyuwa is a Senior Associate in our Stears Data Advisory team. She is a Strategy Consultant who has advised clients across different sectors including Banking, Telecoms and Consumer Goods. She is also a Project Manager who has deployed various Infrastructure and Data Management Projects for UK government agencies.