Conduct the performance evaluation of two USAID/Mali funded programs: SSGI and KJK to help determine what mid-course corrections are needed as well as inform the design of future projects.
Implementation of the Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the High Impact Health Services (SSGI) and the Social Marketing and Behavior Change Communications (KJK) Programs. The purpose of the exercise is to assess the management and technical progress made by the SSGI and the KJK programs from award date to the present. This evaluation is intended to determine what aspects of the two programs are working well and why, which are not working well and why not. The evaluation will also determine what mid-course corrections are needed as well as form the design of future projects.
Based on the results of the evaluation, the intended audiences for this evaluation (the USAID/Mali health team and other stakeholders: the implementing partners managing the health programs being evaluated, the Ministry of Health– as applicable– and USAID/W) will be able to improve the performance of the current projects as well as plan for future projects.
In cooperation with USAID/Mali, TMG has mobilized a team comprising an Evaluation Specialist/Team Leader, a Research Coordinator and Quality Insurance Adviser, a MNCH/FP Technical Adviser, an Infectious Disease Technical Adviser, a Behavioral Change/Health Communication Adviser, and a local partner (Koita Consulting) to address the following objectives:
- Learn to what extent the activities of the programs implemented to date are contributing towards the achievement of their planned results;
- Determine the extent to which the programs’ financial, management, and M&E systems are affecting implementing and the achievement of results;
- Assess to what extent the programs have complied with agency requirements, for environment, gender, and branding and marketing;
- Provide recommendations for USAID/Mali for the current programs and for future projects.
Some key accomplishments include:
- Conducted a desk review
- Developed methodologies, tools, and instruments to address the research objectives