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.

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...

Evaluating Complex Health Interventions: A Guide to Rigorous Research Designs

“Evaluating Complex Health Interventions: A Guide to Rigorous Research Designs” was co-authored by researchers from ASSIST and IHI, and published by AcademyHealth. This guide provides a framework to guide decision-making around appropriate...

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...

Cost-effectiveness of an Intervention to Increase Immunization Coverage in Pakistan

Immunization coverage in Pakistan remains low, at 54% nationwide and 39% in Sindh Province in 2012, despite recent efforts by provincial and national Ministries of Health. The Government of Sindh Province in Pakistan sought technical...

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.

Evaluation of TB/HIV Collaborative Activities in Swaziland

The dual epidemic of HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis is one of the major health challenges faced by Swaziland. With a TB incidence rate of 733 TB cases per 100,000 per year and 73% of TB patients co-infected with HIV, Swaziland is listed...

The effectiveness and efficiency of implementing the chronic care model for HIV care in Uganda

The chronic care model (CCM), is an integrated, population-based approach to providing health care for those with chronic diseases that involves patient self-management support, delivery system design and decision-support for clinicians...

Data truth and truthiness

Edward Broughton

Director, Research and Evaluation, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Validation of data in the USAID ASSIST Project HIV care improvement activities in Tanzania

This report summarizes findings of a validation exercise for data collected and reported for the USAID ASSIST Project in Tanzania as part of PEPFAR-funded technical assistance to improve HIV care in several regions. The USAID ASSIST...

Data validation report for the USAID ASSIST Project orphans and vulnerable children improvement work in Malawi

This report summarizes findings of a validation exercise for data collected and reported under the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in Malawi by University Research Co., LLC (URC) as part of...

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