Research and Evaluation

The USAID ASSIST Project supports country-led research and synthesizes learning across country programs on topics such as the validity of improvement-related data, sustainability and institutionalization, scale-up, and cost-effectiveness of improvement activities. The ASSIST Research and Evaluation unit provides technical support to these efforts and works to disseminate knowledge from these studies to encourage wider adoption of improvement methods.

Research and Evaluation Report FY17

The research and evaluation (R&E) unit of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project provides technical assistance and guidance on country-led research and synthesizes learning across country- and centrally-funded activities. Topics for investigation include the validity of improvement-indicator data, sustainability and institutionalization of improvement activities, and economic analysis of improvement interventions.

Why it is Important to Sex-Disaggregate Data in Quality Improvement

The USAID ASSIST Project integrates gender considerations in quality improvement in order to improve outcomes for all — women and men, girls and boys. This video explains a critical part of gender integration in detail: collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data.

Research and Evaluation Report FY16

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, through its research and evaluation (R&E) component, provides technical assistance and guidance on country-led research and synthesizes learning across country- and centrally funded projects on several improvement topics, including the validity of improvement indicator data, sustainability and institutionalization, spread, and economic analysis.

Evaluation 2016: Evaluation of a Beneficiary Identification Tool

Atlanta, Georgia

Evaluation 2016, the American Evaluation Association's annual conference, will be held in Atlanta on October 24-29. Diana Chamrad of the ASSIST Project will be discussing her work evaluating a beneficiary identification tool in Uganda.

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