Since 1984, the DHS has collected and disseminated high-quality data that helps decision makers plan, monitor, and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. The DHS has conducted some 260 surveys in over 90 developing countries on infant and child mortality, fertility, maternal health, child immunization, and malnutrition levels. Over the next five years, as a subcontractor to ICF International, EnCompass will strengthen DHS capacity development through training and on-the-job mentorship to support the survey processes, including field work, data entry, and report writing, and enhanced analyses of DHS data. EnCompass will also help to improve the capacity of journalists, ministries of health and finance officials, local NGO staff, and faith-based organizations to...Read More
Project Date: 2013-2018
Project Date: 2016-2021
Under a five-year contract with USAID, EnCompass manages the Global Health Professional and Organizational Development (GHPOD) II program. GHPOD’s role is to provide professional and organizational development support to USAID’s health sector staff around the world to build their capacity to lead and manage health programs. Through the GHPOD mechanism, EnCompass provides a variety of training and learning programs to build capacity in technical areas, program management, leadership, personal and team effectiveness, retreats and strategic meetings, and staff performance management. Each year GHPOD II designs and delivers as many as 45 professional development programs and 50 OD interventions, and provides coaching to about 60 USAID global health professionals.
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Project Date: 2013
EnCompass conducted an evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF). This program serves as a space for convening, sharing information and knowledge, and developing innovative mechanisms to promote and publicize findings in maternal health innovative models. To evaluate MHTF’s work, EnCompass used an adaptation of Outcome Mapping as the evaluation framework, and applied a mixed methods approach to gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data from the evaluation target group. EnCompass completed 40 interviews, an online survey, document review, a research review, and analysis of secondary data. The final report addressed MHTF’s progress, achievements, and challenges over its lifespan, captured the extent to which the...Read More
Project Date: 2008-2011
EnCompass conducted an evaluation to help the Aspen Institute measure the impact of its Ministerial Leadership Initiative (MLI), which works to build the leadership capacity of senior teams from the Ministries of Health in Ethiopia, Mali, Nepal, Senegal, and Sierra Leone to advance health reforms and more effectively carry out global health initiatives. The evaluation reviewed the initiative’s leadership and peer coaching models as applied to equity financing, donor harmonization, and reproductive health.
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