Evaluation Methods for Large-Scale, Complex, Multi-National Global Health Initiatives

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Global Health, Public Health
Board: Board on Global Health

Activity Description

The Institute of Medicine is pleased to announce a new workshop on Evaluation Methods for Large-Scale, Complex, Multi-National Global Health Initiatives. The workshop will share insights gained from the conduct of recent evaluations of the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative; the Affordable Medicines Facility-Malaria; and other large-scale global initiatives.

The scope will focus more on key lessons learned in designing and carrying out these large-scale and complex global evaluations rather than on evaluation theory. The goal of the workshop is to identify the decision making needed and options available to develop and implement a credible, rigorous evaluation that is also feasible, affordable, and maximally matched to the priority evaluation questions, aims, and audiences. Workshop sessions will focus on what is gained and what is given up within different choices across the key elements that make up a large-scale evaluation, such as framing the evaluation; choosing the evaluator; developing the methodological approach; implementing the study plan; gathering, assessing, and analyzing the data; and communicating the findings.

This project is sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust.

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