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 [...]



The First Dissemination in Sahibganj

Once we had digested our qualitative data from the field interviews, I was ready to prepare the final disseminations to government officials in Sahibganj and then to stakeholders in New Delhi, including EFICOR and USAID. For better or worse, PowerPoint is the medium that I used to organize the information—words, pictures, charts… Working with other [...]



Incorporating Equity into Health Programs

The focus of the 2011 Spring CORE Group meeting was ‘Equity in Health: Ensuring Access, Increasing Use.’ The topic was approached from conceptual, programmatic, technical, and legal perspectives. One session, led by Jennifer Luna, discussed a guidance document developed collaboratively by USAID, MCHIP, the CORE Group and other technical experts entitled Considerations for incorporating health [...]



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 [...]