Continuing challenge to develop pragmatic evaluation designs that meet rigorous scientific standards within field realities – ongoing area of research
Recognize the long term benefits of evaluations for future programs – “public good”
Takes time for programs to scale-up and to have an effect – evaluations need to be ongoing.
More work needed to test measures of OVC outcomes – often multi-dimensional
Attention to data use (both short and long term) throughout process needed
MEASURE Evaluation is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development through Cooperative Agreement GHA-A-00-08-00003-00 and is implemented by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with Futures Group International, ICF Macro, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, and Tulane University. The views expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States government. Visit us online at http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure.