MEASURE Evaluation News

How a Functional Health Information System Can Improve Program Evaluation — Nov 13, 2017
A functional health information system (HIS) can improve program evaluation in two ways: one, by producing data that can be used for evaluations, and two, by making those data easily accessible.
Where Can You Make the World a Better Place? — Nov 13, 2017
Google assembled people who use spatial tools to do good. MEASURE Evaluation produced this video to show how these tools can help improve health services.
Waves of Opportunity from Big Data, and the Wake of Questions Left Unanswered — Nov 09, 2017
A guest post from Brittany Iskarpatyoti discusses big data, a key topic at the American Evaluation Association annual meeting, including the questions it raises.
A Tool to Rely On — Oct 17, 2017
A new, innovative toolkit helps assess and build M&E capacity in the public sector.
Methods for Measuring Impact of Malaria Control Efforts on Child Deaths — Sep 27, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation has co-authored six of nine publications contained in a special supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Improving Care for Vulnerable Children — Sep 22, 2017
More than 60 participants gathered in London to consider ways to further develop and strengthen country leadership in assessing and ultimately accelerating national reform in alternative care for children in four countries.
Public Health: Building Bridges to the Most Vulnerable — Sep 11, 2017
Karar Zunaid Ahsan, called Zunaid, is a PhD candidate in the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC, focusing on practical ways to deliver better health care to vulnerable populations, and working to analyze data to achieve that goal.
How Monitoring and Evaluation Is Taught in MPH Programs Around the World — Sep 06, 2017
A recent review of how monitoring and evaluation is taught in masters of public health programs globally follows a continuing trend from knowledge-based learning to competency-based learning.
The Importance of Technical Assistance — Sep 06, 2017
Writing a desk review to compare the work MEASURE Evaluation did in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia helped a student intern at MEASURE Evaluation understand the true importance of technical assistance.
Malaria Interventions Assessment in Nigeria Is “First of Its Kind” — Aug 31, 2017
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) engaged MEASURE Evaluation to lead an evaluation to document progress of malaria control interventions and assess changes in malaria outcomes in four Nigerian states that received PMI support.
PEPFAR ambassador recognizes MEASURE Evaluation staff for work on DATIM — Aug 29, 2017
Certificates were awarded to five MEASURE Evaluation team members in June to recognize their contributions to the development and maintenance of DATIM (Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact).
Improving Health Networks: A Smart Idea — Aug 23, 2017
Using organizational network analysis, MEASURE Evaluation identified organizations providing some aspect of HIV care and investigated the ways in which they work—or don’t work—together.
What we’re reading: Geospatial analysis of HIV — Aug 21, 2017
To help spread innovative techniques we’ve observed in the literature, we’re highlighting four articles representative of four approaches for geospatial analysis.
Factors that Affect Collection and Use of Sex- and Age-Disaggregated Data — Aug 15, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation has released three publications to help donors, governments, and groups working on health information systems to better understand factors that affect collection and use of sex- and age-disaggregated data.
A Word on Verbal Autopsy: Measuring malaria deaths in the developing world — Jul 24, 2017
Relatives can provide more complete data on malaria deaths, which aids policy and program planning. But new techniques are needed.
Data crucial for effective HIV response: Four podcasts from MEASURE Evaluation — Jul 18, 2017
Stigma, geography, size estimation, and gender: Four brief podcasts from our experts on developing the tools needed to reach global 90-90-90 goals and stem the tide of HIV transmission.
Improving Data Quality in Mobile Community-Based Health Information Systems — Jul 17, 2017
Intended for those designing a mobile application or planning an mHealth programme, guidelines from MEASURE Evaluation focus on strengthening data quality in mobile community-based health information system(s) (HIS) around the world.
Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services — Jul 12, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation recently published findings of a review of youth-oriented HIV programs with the objective to uncover proven and promising practices and make them available to the global community.
Availability and Quality of Family Planning Services by Faith-Based Organizations in Malawi, Kenya, and Haiti — Jul 11, 2017
A recent study by MEASURE Evaluation contributes new evidence on the availability and quality of family planning services by faith-based organizations.
MEASURE Evaluation Works to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children in Armenia — Jul 19, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation staff, and representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), met with the Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Artem Asatryan, on June 13, 2017, to kick off a two-year program to help Armenia improve its child care programs.