The independent evaluation of program design, implementation and effectiveness assists policy-makers in arriving at evidence-based decisions. HPRO provides independent and academic quality evaluation of health programs, including process and health-outcome evaluation.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laboratory technologist training scheme evaluation
 
Project: External assessment of laboratory training scheme provided by an NGO in two hospitals in Kabul
Donor: Agence Française De Devéloppement
Duration: December 2010 - January 2011
Objectives:

At the end of their three-year program, the NGO required a thorough assessment of their laboratory-training scheme, to inform the future direction of the program and to satisfy the requirements of their donor. The NGO needed the evaluation to be conducted within a short-time frame so that they could meet their donor deadlines.

Design:

HPRO produced a report that assessed the quality and effectiveness of the training provided to laboratory technologists and students in the two hospitals, and the continuous training provided in the provinces. The evaluation also examined the relevance of the training projects to current and future stakeholders and it determined the current impact, future direction and needs of the training program. The methods used included reviewing project documents, reports, training plans and records as well as interviewing multiple stakeholders. In addition, the workings of the lab and the training were observed using an audit tool.

Findings:

HPRO worked efficiently and quickly to provide the NGO with a detailed and timely report that highlighted the positive work completed by the NGO to-date. It also examined the areas in which the NGO could make improvements in the future. HPRO recommended several ways in which the NGO could move forward with the program as it provided valuable support to laboratories in Kabul.

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District Public Health Officer program evaluation
 
Project: Evaluation of the District Public Health Officer pilot in Afghanistan
Donor: MSH-Techserve
Duration: January 2011 - May 2011
Objectives:

The Ministry of Public Health, supported by the GAVI Alliance, has developed its stewardship role at the district-level by putting in place 152 District Public Health Officers (DPHOs). HPRO was contracted to independently evaluate the pilot project to help inform MoPH's future policy decisions regarding the programme.

Design:

HPRO examined the pilot design, implementation and impact in 20 randomly-selected districts using a desk-review and interviews with the DPHOs plus key stakeholders in the districts and provinces. A cost-analysis developed a financial model that described the cost implications for continuing and expanding the pilot.

Findings:

The findings from over 200 interviews demonstrated that the DPHOs are universally seen as a positive influence in their districts. They directly affect the coordination of health services and they are seen as a bridge between the community and health services and the government. In the future, the DPHOs need more administrative and financial support to effectively carry out their work.

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Emergency Medical Service Evaluation
 
Project: “Life-saving Medical Support to Conflict-affected Populations in Afghanistan” project in eastern Afghanistan
Donor: ECHO and IMC
Start Date: Oct 2012
Duration: 3 Months
Objectives:

To assess and reflect on the lessons learned through the piloting this Life Saving Medical Support to conflict Affected populations in Afghanistan.

Methodology:

The evaluation focus on several different aspects of the project as well as how each aspect contributed to the success of the whole project:

  • Training
  • M&E
  • Supplies

Participatory approach adopted that included the project staff, trainees, EPR representatives and any other relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries deemed necessary for the integrity of the evaluation. The evaluation looked specifically at the following areas:

  1. Relevance and adequacy of the programme
  2. Efficacy
  3. Results to Resources coherency
  4. Methodology
Findings:

 

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Report submitted to IMC

 
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Drug Treatment Program Evaluation
 
Project: Evaluation of the Drug Treatment Center (DTC) in Tirin Kot, Uruzgan
Donor: AusAID and Save The Children International
Start Date: Aug 2013
Duration: 3 Months
Objectives:

The purpose of this evaluation was to determine whether the DTC adheres to best practices and current approaches in drug dependency treatment and whether there are lessons to be learned for further improving the project.

Methodology:

The evaluation used a mixed methods approach, with collection of qualitative and quantitative data, in three chief exercises: focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders (e.g. former and current patients and their families, Ministry of Counter-Narcotics (MoCN) and Public Health (MoPH) officials), direct observation of facility resources and activities, and a relapse survey of former patients.

Findings:

 

Publication/Links:

Report submitted to SCI

 
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