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USAID Goals and Objectives for MEASURE Evaluation Phase II (2004-2008)

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Overview of USAID's goals and objectives for MEASURE Evaluation.

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USAID Goals and Objectives for MEASURE Evaluation Phase II (2004-2008)

  1. 1. USAID Goals and Objectives for MEASURE/Evaluation Phase II (2004-2008) John A. Novak PhD Office of HIV/AIDS USAID/Washington February 20, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Background and History </li></ul><ul><li>USAID Support for Data Collection/analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Fertility Survey (1972) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contraceptive Prevalence Survey (1979) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demographic & Health Survey (1984) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting M&E Standards & Best Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation Project (1991 - 1997)  </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Ongoing Challenge – Improving Data Use </li></ul><ul><li>Data that is not used appropriately is useless, so…. </li></ul><ul><li>How can we get: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The right data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To the right person(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the right format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At the right time? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This has been a USAID priority for the last 20 years.......  </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Improving Data Use – the </li></ul><ul><li>USAID Approach </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To accomplish this, we have to: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve & standardize data collection protocols </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve data quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve data analysis capability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and, most importantly, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve/expand data use among our key (non-technical) development stakeholders </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The MEASURE “Results” Package, </li></ul><ul><li>Phase I  (1998-2003) </li></ul><ul><li>This consisted of three components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MEASURE/DHS for Data Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEASURE/Evaluation for Data Analysis/Design of New Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEASURE/Communication for Dissemination </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The MEASURE “Results” Package, </li></ul><ul><li>Phase I  (1998-2003) (Cont’d) </li></ul><ul><li>The Result: </li></ul><ul><li>Most support for MEASURE/DHS and MEASURE/Evaluation   </li></ul><ul><li>Least support for MEASURE/Communication </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The MEASURE “Results” Package, </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II (2004-2008) re-design </li></ul><ul><li>In response, USAID re-designed MEASURE by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminating MEASURE/Communication, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporating Data Use directly into both: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MEASURE/DHS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MEASURE/Evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The MEASURE “Results” Package, </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II (2004-2008) (Cont’d) </li></ul><ul><li>The MEASURE priorities are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Demand & Utilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training & Capacity Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration & Coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research & Development </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Recent Donor Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing donor support of &quot;results based&quot; health programs </li></ul><ul><li>have driven (1) improved data standards, (2) comprehensiveness </li></ul><ul><li>& quality of reporting and (3) increased use for program management and design: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PEPFAR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Bank (MAP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Fund  </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The Future </li></ul><ul><li>The future is &quot;more of the same&quot; plus increased </li></ul><ul><li>emphasis on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building &quot;institutional&quot; support for SI, through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased international collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional training centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational development/support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified national data collection/use </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>

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