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.

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...

How to include the denominator or "n" on charts

When we present data, why is it important to include the denominator or “n”? Knowing the “n” enables our audience to accurately interpret the data we present. The three main reasons for showing denominator values are: The denominator can...

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...

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...

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...

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