The Khana Group

Phone: +231777231777

Brief History of VOPE

Founded in 2008, The Khana Group (TKG) is now Liberia’s largest and most rigorous research firm, conducting over 20 research projects annually, including about 4 large nationally representative surveys (1000+). TKG recruits and trains over 300 data collectors/researchers annually, manages multiple development projects/programs, and provide support to various projects/programs.

The Khana Group has worked in 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and has offices in Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria. The firm is known and has a strong reputation across Africa for its quality project delivery, rigorous data collection, research, and M&E services that support evidence-based policy development.  

Profile of VOPE

The Khana Group (TKG) is a social impact advisory firm with a mission to develop sustainable solutions to positively impact and transform communities in Africa.

With offices in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and the United States, the firm focuses on delivering customized solutions and quality services in research and policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), capacity development, technology and innovation, and strategy across various sectors, including health, agriculture, education, and economic growth.

Our consultants have both private and public-sector experiences with local expertise, informed by a global perspective. Our experts have worked with a variety of international agencies, multinationals, and Fortune-ranked corporations including the World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations, Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, and others.

The Khana Group has completed numerous of these types of projects. Our experience ranges from research to report writing and everything in between – rigorous data analysis, data quality assessments, data collection and report dissemination, capacity development, ICT, and Innovation.

Vennessa K. Smith

Our Point of Contact, Vennessa Smith, is a Research and Operations Coordinator at The Khana Group. She is responsible for operational coordination for research and project activities, including logistics, financial and human resource management for the Liberia office.

With a B.Sc in Development Studies, Vennessa has managed and deployed teams for research data collection for over 30 research and evaluation projects in Liberia. She ensures that all Standard Operating Procedures for data collection are adhered to, project finance is efficiently managed, and fieldwork implementation is successful. She has experience delivering projects for international donors such as UNMIL and USAID, Unicef, and several other international NGOs and private philanthropists across Africa.

Our Core Areas

  • Strategy and operations
  • Research & policy analysis
  • ICT& innovation
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Capacity development

Our Partners

Prizes & Awards

  • Our CEO Taa Wongbe, was recently awarded the CEO hall of fame African Leadership award by the African Leadership Magazine


Address: 21st Street, Coleman Ave. Fiamah Sinkor
Phone +231770189773


Afi DaiteyVP, Strategy &
Rosie EmersonVP, Research &