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.


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.

Data truth and truthiness

Edward Broughton

Director-Research and Evaluation, USAID ASSIST/URC

It is to Edward Deming we attribute the quote, “In God we trust; all others bring data.” Let’s leave aside for the moment my question of why God gets a free pass on the data requirement and speak to the all others bringing data part.

How to include the denominator or "n" on charts

When we present data, why is it important to include the denominator or “n”?

Rationale for improving integrated service delivery: reduced cost and improved care in Georgia

In Georgia, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute about 60% of total morbidity and mortality in the adult population, and acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most frequent reasons for seeking medical care among children. While effective interventions can prevent and treat NCDs and RTIs, appropriate care delivery remains very low due to fragmented health service delivery at each level of care and low compliance with evidence-based best practices.

USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY15

This annual report for the USAID ASSIST Project summarizes the project's accomplishments and results in FY15 supporting the application of modern improvement methods by host country providers and managers in USAID-assisted countries. During FY15, USAID ASSIST provided assistance in 23 countries through field and core funding.

FY15 Results:

Indonesia hospital accreditation process impact evaluation: Midline report

In 2011, USAID Indonesia commissioned the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) to conduct an evaluation of the impact of current hospital accreditation initiatives in Indonesia. After the baseline assessment, support for the activity was provided through the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project.