Final Evaluation Wrap-up in New Delhi

The day after arriving in New Delhi, I went with five other members of the evaluation team to the USAID Mission in the US Embassy where we were welcomed by the Deputy Director Health Officer and staff. Following my presentation of the final evaluation findings, a discussion of the accomplishments of the project occurred. We [...]



Success and Sustainability

Today we finished the final evaluation for HOPE worldwide’s Child Survival Program. It’s always difficult to summarize the experiences of a four-year program, but our dedicated evaluation team was up to the challenge. The primary objective of this evaluation was to discover how the implementation of key strategies and activities led to successful results. Some [...]



Health System Strengthening in Delhi

We have one more day of field visits and interviews with the beneficiaries of the Chotton ki Asha (CKA) program. It has been raining every day since the beginning of the evaluation and the Yamuna River (the largest tributary river of the Ganges in northern India) is on the rise. The Press Trust of India [...]



Video Update from Delhi, India

Our First Day in the Field After three days of preparing for the final evaluation, we spent our first day in the field conducting interviews.



Chotton ki asha (“Hope for the little ones”)

I arrived in India late Tuesday night to lead the final evaluation of HOPE foundation’s child survival program in northeast Delhi funded by USAID. The name of the program is Chotton ki asha, which means “Hope for the little ones” in Hindi. HOPE foundation is an independent affiliate of HOPE worldwide, a U.S.-based Private Voluntary [...]



Arrival in India

I arrived safely in India last Saturday to assist the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) with an evaluation of their USAID-funded Child Survival Program that has the overall goal of improving the health and welfare of childbearing mothers and their children. The work is being done in the rural tribal region of Sahibganj in [...]