The USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project in Phase IV has a mandate to strengthen health systems in low-resource settings. Strong health systems are able to gather, interpret, and use data to maximize health program impact. Strong health information systems are a crucial element in overall health systems and, therefore, a critical factor in achieving better health for people. MEASURE Evaluation has worked in this arena for over 20 years, assisting countries in the systematic collection and analysis of evidence about health program performance and impact. Our work builds in-country capacity and accountability for moving toward the key global priorities of an AIDS-free generation and ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD).
We enable countries to safeguard public health and improve lives by strengthening their capacity to generate and use high-quality health information to make evidence-based strategic decisions at local, subregional, and national levels. Find out more in the project brochure and watch a video presentation from the project director.
MEASURE Evaluation provides technical leadership through collaboration with multiple stakeholders to strengthen health systems in order to achieve better health outcomes. Read here about our values and systems thinking.
MEASURE Evaluation is a cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and five partner organizations: ICF International, John Snow Inc., Management Sciences for Health, Palladium, and Tulane University.
MEASURE Evaluation is a "leader with associates" cooperative agreement. The "leader" is the initial award to the team, and the "associates" are additional awards made by USAID missions and bureaus.
The role of MEASURE Evaluation is to strengthen health information systems (HIS) in order to harness the power of high-quality data. Along the way, we create tools and approaches for rigorous evaluations, develop the expertise of institutions and individuals, share information, and expand the evidence base so countries can make better decisions and sustain good health outcomes over time. The results sought for the Project are:
- Strengthened collection, analysis, and use of routine health data;
- Improved country-level capacity to manage health information systems;
- Methods, tools, and approaches improved and applied to address health information challenges and gaps;
- Increased capacity for rigorous evaluation.
Read more about MEASURE Evaluation’s Learning Agenda and how we will achieve these results. Visit a related Health Information Systems Strengthening Resources Center.
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MEASURE Evaluation is committed to helping USAID missions deliver results for their partners and those they serve. Read more about project capabilities, expertise, and services in evaluation, gender, health informatics, geographic information systems, and other aspects of health systems strengthening.