MEASURE Evaluation is a "leader with associates" cooperative agreement. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and five partner organizations (Palladium, ICF International, John Snow Inc, Management Sciences for Health, and Tulane University) the initial leader award for MEASURE Evaluation Phase III in 2008.
The following "associate” awards were awarded to the MEASURE Evaluation team under Phase III from 2012-2014 by the USAID missions in Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania. The associate awards focus on enhancing the monitoring and evaluation systems within each of the countries’ health sectors. Stronger health information systems are essential components of health systems strengthening and country’s efforts to end preventable child and material deaths and achieve an AIDS-free generation. Together, these awards contribute to better health for people living in low-income countries by building capacity within governments and health institutions to provide the evidence and information necessary to change what needs to be changed and to scale up what works.