Reports

Improvement Methods Toolkit from the USAID ASSIST Project

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project (September 2012-June 2020) of the Office of Health Systems in the USAID Bureau for Global Health had as its goal to support health workers and service delivery...

Learning for Quality Improvement: Knowledge Management Approaches and Tools from the USAID ASSIST Project

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project (September 2012-June 2020) of the Office of Health Systems in the USAID Bureau for Global Health was given an explicit mandate in its cooperative agreement to...

Use of comparison groups in quality improvement: A review of analyses under the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project

Introduction : While evaluations of quality improvement interventions often show significant improvements in performance, they often lack comparison groups. The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project was...

Improving the Health of Mothers, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Synthesis Report

Over its nearly eight years of implementation, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project supported USAID's global Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths and Family Planning agendas by: Testing and...

Assessing changes in knowledge and factors influencing behavior related to Zika prevention among women receiving antenatal care in Latin America

The objectives of this study were to determine whether the quality improvement (QI) intervention supported by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project was associated with a change in women’s knowledge...

USAID ASSIST Project FY20 Annual Performance Monitoring Report

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed almost eight years of implementation of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the 16 th and final Semi-Annual...

USAID ASSIST Project Research and Evaluation Report FY20

This annual report for FY20 summarizes the USAID ASSIST Project's research and evaluation activities in FY20, for the nine months that the project operated (October 1, 2019 through June 29, 2020). It provides a short description of each of...

USAID ASSIST Project Documentation and Knowledge Management Report FY20

This annual documentation and knowledge management report for the USAID ASSIST Project summarizes the project's documentation and knowledge management achievements during the nine months the project operated in FY20 (October 1, 2019...

Latin America and Caribbean Zika Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Evaluation

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project created a Zika Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) program in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to connect a team of experts with local...

Assessment of Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of the Quality Improvement (QI) Guide on QI Processes and Maternal and Newborn Care in Uganda

The quality improvement (QI) guide for mothers and babies was developed through the collaboration of Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance (S&T GDA) partner organizations to demystify the quality improvement process and scale...

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