Background 2008 UNAIDS MERG called for guidance evaluating HIV prevention programs Identified need for Evaluation unified with M&E system (for decision making) Dynamic approach grounded in field realities Workshop then Think Tank in 2009 2010 Guidance Need for application and experience Output: Develop evaluation plans
UNAIDS. Strategic Guidance for Evaluating HIV Prevention Programmes. June 2010http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/document/2010/12_7_MERG_Guidance_Evaluating%20HIV_PreventionProgrammes.pdf
Public health questions approach for HIV monitoring and evaluationAdapted from Operational Guidelines for Monitoringand Evaluation of HIV Programmes for Sex Workers,Men who have sex with Men, and TransgenderPeople.
Applying approach in differentcontexts Rwanda Ghana MDG 6 goal 2011 NSP with clear 3 target groups MARP strategy and Op Plan M/Eval TA (field funding) to M&E plan Major implementer and and mid-NSP review GAC increasing central guidance Multiple programs and partners Less M&E Plan coordination and depends on in-country processes
Steps in Rwanda and Ghana In-country orientation to approach Map M&E activities to staircase Develop program logic model Articulate major research questions, information needs, decisions needed Identify gaps in indicators & data sources Dependent on country M&E processes Write evaluation plan M/Eval output Assign R&R, obtain funding and carry out evaluation
Lessons learned Need strong national coordinating body committed to evidence based programming and M&E and evaluation (country owned, led) This is a new way of thinking How M&E pieces fit together Plausibility evaluation Not “being evaluated” but info to improve national program
Next steps Finalize research questions and decision needs Data mapping workshop (Rw) Write evaluation plan Will someone fund it? Will partners work together to carry it out?
MEASURE Evaluation is funded by the U.S. Agency forInternational Development and is implemented by theCarolina Population Center at the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill in partnership with Futures GroupInternational, ICF Macro, John Snow, Inc., ManagementSciences for Health, and Tulane University. The viewsexpressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflectthe views of USAID or the United States Government.
Discussion questions Would this approach have potential to be applied in other countries? How does it complement and build on other activities in our portfolio? Does it contribute to building “Evaluation oriented M&E systems”?