Health

Project Date: 2013-2018

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...

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Project Date: 2012-2017

EnCompass is a subcontractor to the University Research Co., LLC on this 5-year project designed to build the capacity of host country systems to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, client-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of the health services they provide. The project also seeks to generate new knowledge to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of applying improvement methods in low- and middle-income countries.

EnCompass activities include: qualitative research; implementing evaluation and evaluation capacity building; providing technical assistance related to human resource development and HIV/AIDS; developing eLearning modules; facilitating strategic planning and team building activities; and performing cost-effective analyses.

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Project Date: 2017-2022

Ethiopian mother and child

EnCompass serves as gender advisor in a consortium, led by Pathfinder International, implementing USAID’s TRANSFORM/Primary Health Care (PHC) project in Ethiopia. The consortium will work with USAID/Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to advance gender equality and end preventable child and maternal deaths in four of the most populous regions in Ethiopia. EnCompass also provides assistance in capacity building and quality improvement initiatives in this role. 

In Year 1, the team will work with the Ministry of Health to conduct a gender analysis that will lay the foundation for a TRANSFORM/PHC Gender Strategy to guide the project’s gender activities. 

With multiple EnCompass staff members seconded to Pathfinder International’s field offices,...

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Project Date: 2015-2017

Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass was engaged by USAID to design a course on how to integrate GBV into USAID programming activities. The course, Integrating Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response across Sectors, is a blended program that engages participants at intervals over a 4-month period. The training includes virtual and face-to-face components, as well as practicum activities and a mentoring program. Various modules address GBV integration into programming in agriculture, conflict-affected environments, health, education, energy and infrastructure and rule of law.  Program participants form a community of practice to provide ongoing support.  EnCompass trainers deliver the course in Missions around the...

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Project Date: 2011-2017

SNL works to increase awareness and action for newborns through advocacy and research in 18 countries. EnCompass worked with Save the Children to complete an external evaluation of the program’s accomplishments, contributions, limitations, unique roles, and potential business models. The EnCompass evaluation team completed a desk review, stakeholder mapping, 70 telephone interviews, two online surveys, and made field visits to Bangladesh and Uganda for 58 in-depth interviews. EnCompass developed a theory of action, based on the outcome mapping spheres of influence, which was subsequently adopted by Save the Children in the development of the follow-on grant.

Based on this work, EnCompass was invited to join Save the Children to become the evaluation partner for the new grant --...

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Project Date: 2015-2016

In 2001, UNAIDS was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to support countries in monitoring progress in the Global AIDS Response and to report back on progress to the General Assembly. Progress has been measured against a set of 2010 and 2015 targets, based on a global monitoring framework which draws on a global indicator set.

A new goal to end the AIDS epidemic was adopted in 2014 and requires a new global monitoring framework for HIV and AIDS in order to ensure continuing relevance and usefulness of the data. EnCompass supported UNAIDS in this effort by creating a revised framework and an updated indicator set for monitoring the Global AIDS Response against anticipated targets for the year 2020/2030.  In order to do so, the evaluation team identified ...

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Project Date: 2014-2019

PROMOTE is USAID’s largest women’s empowerment program in the Agency’s history, aimed at advancing opportunities for Afghan women who can become political, private sector, and civil society leaders. Building upon existing and previous programs for women and girls, Promote is a five-year program targeting the education, promotion, and training of a new generation of Afghan women, aged 18-30. With the goal of increasing women’s contributions to Afghanistan’s development, Promote strengthens women’s rights groups, boosts female participation in the economy, increases the number of women in decision making positions within the Afghan government, and helps women gain business and management skills.  As a subcontractor on a consortium led by Chemonics, EnCompass has been engaged to...

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Project Date: 2014-2019

EnCompass serves in Gender and Quality Improvement advisor roles for the AIDSFree project, which aims to improve the effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV interventions, and accelerate the speed with which these interventions are brought to scale at the country-level. EnCompass provides capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV/AIDS implementers as a subcontractor to John Snow, Inc. Operating at the local, regional, and national levels, this project builds upon the accomplishments of USAID’s predecessor project, AIDSTAR-ONE.

Some of the resources EnCompass has developed for this project include:

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Project Date: 2013-2014

ASIRT is an educational and advocacy organization that seeks to reduce traffic fatalities around the world, with extensive programs in Turkey and Kenya.  EnCompass worked with ASIRT to develop a detailed strategic plan built on past successes to carry the organization into its next phase of organizational development.

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Project Date: 2013

EnCompass conducted a strategic evaluation of the African Tobacco Control Consortium (ATCC) grant to the American Cancer Society. The evaluation provided a description of the project’s evolution, assessed the efficacy of the ATCC structure to achieve desired outcomes, and explored alternative strategies for future investments by the Gates Foundation in African civil society efforts in tobacco control.

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