Public Health Foundation of India Creates New Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) recently established a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) unit as a commitment to M&E and to coordinate its expanding portfolio M&E activities.
The launch of the M&E unit marks five years of ongoing partnership between MEASURE Evaluation and PHFI.
“Establishing this M&E unit is an important step in PHFI becoming a regional Center of Reference in Southeast Asia, as envisioned under our partnership,” said Hemali Kulatilaka, capacity building specialist for MEASURE Evaluation.
The partnership has yielded many successes and milestones which include:
- twelve joint international workshops on M&E topics drawing over 250 participants from 40 countries;
- PHFI launching a virtual certificate course on M&E (a virtual geographic information systems course is in development); and
- PHFI trainers adapting MEASURE Evaluation training materials to develop curricula for over 20 national level M&E training programs in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
As a founding member of the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNet-Health), PHFI has played a key role in forging links and sharing information with other centers of M&E activity. PHFI’s participation in GEMNet-Health will be vital for continued development and expansion of the scope of M&E activities at PHFI.
Going forward, PHFI is well positioned to continue training and providing technical assistance both domestically and regionally, and to become a leader and collaborator in evaluation research efforts.