Session II – Building Sustainable Country-Owned M&E Systems

This session explores local ownership principles and describes how they have been practiced in Nigeria and Ethiopia.

May 22, 2014 | 10:30 – 11:30am EST 

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Overview – Stephanie Watson-Grant

What does it look like when a country owns its monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems? MEASURE Evaluation has identified four essential elements of local ownership - 1) partnerships, 2) commitment and responsibility, 3) capacity, and 4) accountability. Local ownership, we believe, contributes to the development of higher functioning and more sustainable M&E systems. Session II explores these local ownership principles and describes how they have been practiced in Nigeria and Ethiopia.

The Ethiopia Story – Tariq Azim

The process of building local ownership of the Health Management Information System (HMIS) in Ethiopia began on day one of the HMIS Scale-up Project. Initial dialogue with the regional health leadership to establish clear understanding of shared roles and responsibilities between the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Regional Health Bureau and MEASURE Evaluation set the stage for focusing the project activities towards a sustainable HMIS that is owned by the government.

The Nigeria Story – Kola Oyediran

The assessment of the Nigeria National Response Information Management System using UNAIDS’ Organizing Framework for a Functional National HIV M&E System in Nigeria was a product of a country-owned process that fostered collaboration among relevant stakeholders, promoting participation, consensus building and local capacity building. 

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