How MEASURE Evaluation Helps PEPFAR Deliver Results
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PEPFAR 3.0 aims to deliver on the promise of an AIDS-free generation. It includes new initiatives, such as DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, and Safe Women), a partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries, and ACT (Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative to Save Lives). It employs new systems for collecting data, such as DATIM (Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact), which brings together a consistent set of data elements from MER (monitoring, evaluation, and reporting), SIMS (site information management systems), and EA (economic assessments). The combination of DATIM and country-level health information systems (HIS), together with strategic information, surveillance, and rigorous implementation science and impact evaluation, can allow effective use of data for decision making in designing country operational plans (COPs) that align with a country’s epidemiological context and steer a path toward achieving the 90-90-90 targets.
Never before have missions been asked to synthesize, weigh, and consider so much data in the pursuit of cost-effective programming. This presents both an opportunity and a challenge. The MEASURE Evaluation project is one way USAID helps missions to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges to deliver results for their partners and the citizens they serve.
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