Podcasts Archive

MP3 recordings of MEASURE Evaluation webinar presentations

Links to the MP3 recordings of MEASURE Evaluation webinar presentations.

February 2014

Child Marriage Prevention in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Discussion led by Anastasia Gage

The webinar focused on a recent study on the effect of communication exposure and social influence on parents’ and guardians’ attitudes towards child marriage in Ethiopia.


November 2013

Monitoring Referrals to Strengthen Service Integration

Discussion led by Cristina de la Torre

The webinar introduced the Referral Systems Assessment and Monitoring Toolkit designed by MEASURE Evaluation for assessing and monitoring referral system functioning.


August 2013

Evaluating Impact of OVC Programs: Standardizing our methods

Discussion led by Jenifer Chapman

The Child Status Network webinar focused on an orphans and vulnerable children program evaluation toolkit developed to support PEPFAR-funded programs and in large part, to fulfill the aims presented in the USAID Evaluation Policy.


July 2013

The Prevalence, Experience and Management of Pain Among HIV Outpatients

Discussion led by Dr. Richard Hard, King's College London

A study conducted under MEASURE Evaluation by Dr. Harding and colleagues at King’s College London identified and characterized the prevalence and management of pain among HIV outpatients in PEPFAR sites in Kenya and Uganda.


Monitoring Scale-up of Health Practices and Interventions

Discussion led by Bridgit Adamou

A MEASURE Evaluation PRH webinar presenting the Guide to Monitoring Scale-up of Health Practices and Interventions and discussing key considerations for monitoring scale-up.


Lessons from the Field: How to Address Implementation Challenges of Organizational Strengthening Projects

Discussion led by Ummuro Adano and Yadira Almodóvar-Díaz

A webinar from the CEEME Community of Practice provided an overview of the project development cycle frequently used in organizational strengthening efforts. Presenters used a case study to highlight some typical implementation challenges and identify potential solutions and ways to prevent them.


June 2013

Measuring Success in Repositioning Family Planning

Discussion led by Nicole Judice and Liz Snyder

Countries can use the Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating Efforts to Reposition Family Planning to monitor and evaluate progress in the policy and advocacy process to increase political and financial commitment for family planning.


May 2013

Enhancing Family Planning and Reproductive Health Decision Making through GIS Data Linking

Discussion led by James Stewart

MEASURE Evaluation PRH addresses how GIS data linking can help improve family planning and reproductive health program decision making. Participants discuss results of a 2011 case study in Rwanda to assess the utility of a GIS to link, visualize, and analyze multi-sectoral data for FP/RH decision making.


April 2013

Strengths and Challenges in Implementing Women's Justice and Empowerment Initiative

Discussion led by Shelah Bloom, Suzanne Maman, Elly Arnoff, and Lauren Hill

This discussion covers evaluation of the Women’s Justice and Empowerment Initiative (WJEI) implementation. Researchers conducted intensive field studies in Benin and Kenya and document reviews with telephone interviews in South Africa and Zambia. 


March 2013

Measuring Ethnic and Sexual Identities: Lessons from Two Studies in Central America

Led by Dr. Katherine Andrinopoulos, an Assistant Professor at Tulane University, John Hembling, M&E Specialist, and Tory M. Taylor, also an M&E Specialist.

The webinar focused on selected experiences with measuring ethnic and sexual identity constructs as part of health research.


What Makes a Good Performance Management Plan? A new tool for managers

Discussion led by Tory M. Taylor

This webinar introduces a tool to assist project managers in conducting effective Performance Management Plan (PMP) reviews. The tool is a brief, comprehensive checklist that provides feedback to implementing partners and covers essential elements of a comprehensive PMP.


February 2013

Using the PLACE Method to Inform Decision Making

Led by Dr. Sharon Weir, MEASURE Evaluation, and Professor Peter Figueroa, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Presentation on the PLACE method and how it has been used for HIV/STI surveillance, behavioral surveillance, program monitoring, size estimation of most-at-risk populations, and program planning.


November 2012

Including AIDS-affected Young People in Research on OVC: Challenges and Opportunities

Led by Lucie Cluver, Oxford University and Young Carers Project

A Child Status Network webinar to discussing how to involve young people, especially HIV-positive young people, in research about orphans and other vulnerable children.


October 2012

M&E for Social Service System Strengthening

Led by Mari Hickman and Kelley McCreery Bunkers

This Child Status Network webinar focused on current best practices to monitor and evaluate social protection systems and child protection systems, while highlighting priority areas for continued dialogue and development.


September 2012

Using Maps in Decision Making to Strengthen Programs for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Led by Jen Curran

A Child Status Network webinar to discuss the mapping of orphans and vulnerable children program data for decision making.


Measuring Success Toolkit

Led by Ilene Speizer, Jack Hazerjian, and Laili Irani

This webinar provides instruction on the use of the Measurement, Learning, & Evaluation Project's capacity building toolkit, Measuring Success: Using Data for Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.


July 2012

Community Trace and Verify in Tanzania

Led by Dawne Walker

A Child Status Network webinar on the Community Trace and Verify tool and a participatory M&E approach, both applied in Tanzania.


June 2012

Findings from a National Situation Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zambia

Led by Mathew Ngunga

A Child Status Network webinar on the findings from a national situation analysis of orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia – a report from the baseline study of the STEPS OVC project.


April 2012

Creating Enabling Environments for M&E (CEEME) Seminar

Led by Ummuro Adano

Presentation on the experiences, results and lessons learned from the CEEME seminar conducted January 30 – February 3, 2012.


March 2012

Strengthening an Organization’s Capacity to Demand and Use Data

Led by Nicole Judice and Dauda Sulaiman Dauda

Bringing data users and producers together, applying tools to improve data use, and training health professionals in data-informed decision making cannot be sustained unless mechanisms are put in place to ensure that host organizations are supportive and committed to continued data use. Download the Fact Sheet.


February 2012

Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework 

Led by Natasha Kanagat

The PRISM framework consists of four tools to assess Routine Health Information System (RHIS) performance; identify technical, behavioral and organizational factors that affect RHIS; aid in designing priority interventions to improve performance; and improve quality and use of routine health data.


Framework for Linking Data with Action

Led by Tara Nutley

The Framework for Linking Data with Action assists program managers and policy makers link upcoming decisions with the data sources that can inform them. Download Framework for Linking Data with Action.


7 Steps to Improve HIV/AIDS Programs Guide

Led by Nicole Judice

The 7 Steps to Improve HIV/AIDS Programs Guide presents concrete steps and illustrative examples that can be used to facilitate the use of information as a part of the decision-making processes guiding program design, management and service provision in the health sector. Download 7 Steps to Improve HIV/AIDS Programs Guide.


Data Demand and Use Training Materials

Led by Tara Nutley

The Data Demand and Use Training Materials increase the skills of M&E officers and health program staff to conduct data analysis, interpretation, presentation and use for health program improvement. Download Data Demand and Use Training Materials.


January 2012

Assessment of Constraints to Data Use

Led by Tara Nutley and Molly Cannon

Assessment of Constraints to Data Use is a rapid assessment tool designed to identify barriers and constraints that inhibit effective practices in data use. Download Assessment of Constraints to Data Use.


Information Use Map

Led by Erik Geers

The Information Use Map assesses and identifies opportunities for improved data use and feedback mechanisms for stakeholders across different levels of the health system. Download Information Use Map


Stakeholder Engagement

Led by Molly Cannon

The Stakeholder Engagement tool helps ensure that the appropriate stakeholders in decision processes have been identified and involved. Download Stakeholder Engagement


Beyond Indicators and Reporting: M&E as a Systems Strengthening Intervention

Led by Sian Curtis

This presentation illustrates some of the tensions that arise when implementing M&E interventions and discusses options for resolving them. Curtis places these experiences in the context of current global discussions related to country ownership and health systems strengthening


Child Status Index (CSI) Usage Assessment

Discussion on findings of a recent Child Status Index (CSI) Usage Assessment conducted by MEASURE Evaluation and new CSI usage guidance to be shared.


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