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Montrose International

Montrose is an international development services company providing support to developing world-oriented clients in the areas of technical assistance, social investment programming, project planning and management.  They specialize in the sectors of health, water & sanitation, education and livelihoods and offer a full project management service for development projects, from design and implementation to monitoring and evaluation.

Montrose is a performance-based results-oriented company combining the efficiencies of the private sector with an understanding of current development actors and challenges.

Their clients include bilateral and multilateral organisations, major corporations, non-governmental organisations and other development stakeholders.

Montrose works with a network of trusted partners to provide a comprehensive range of solutions and they have a track record of managing projects in Africa and Asia


Montrose is implementing the UNICEF sponsored schools assessments project.  Ascendant & Company ( is proud to be working with Montrose in providing human resources servies suppporting this project.

As part of the evaluation of this program, Montrose has been working to provide Early Grades Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Early Grades Math Assessment (EGMA) enumerator training  leading to actual student assements in Sierra Leone Schools nationwide.

Ascendant is partnersing with Montrose to provide human resources services for the projects.

Sierra Leone assessors spent 8 days in enumerator training, 5 days in supervisors training and 2 days in refresher training learning about the EGRA and EGMA methodology and how to administer this 9-subtask assessment to children across the country using tablets and Tangerine software.

The data will be used to define the baseline on literacy and mathematics to enable effective program planning in support of governments Agenda for Prosperity.