HIV/AIDS

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.

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 is a subcontractor to John Snow Inc. 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. Through Gender and Quality Improvement advisor roles, EnCompass provides capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV/AIDS implementers at the local, regional, and national levels building on the accomplishments of USAID’s predecessor project, AIDSTAR-ONE.

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Project Date: 2008-2013

EnCompass was a subcontractor to John Snow, Inc. for the AIDS Support and Technical Assistance Resources Program Task Order 1 (AIDSTAR-One), a mechanism to implement the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The AIDSTAR-One Project focused on HIV prevention, care, and treatment. EnCompass provided expertise in quality improvement, cost-effectiveness, policy, and gender equality. EnCompass developed guidance for integrating a gender-based violence (GBV) response in PEPFAR programming. We also developed a conceptual framework for South-to-South technical assistance in PEPFAR gender strategies. Other activities have included the design and implementation of costing studies to support cost-based decision making in counseling, testing, and treatment...

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Project Date: 2007-2012

As a subcontractor to University Research Corporation, EnCompass designed and implemented 17 field-based studies to understand and document costs, and to assess and improve the cost-effectiveness of specific quality improvement approaches and methodologies applied by improvement collaboratives in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Studies focus on HIV/AIDS and maternal, child, and neonatal health initiatives.

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Project Date: 2012

USAID launched this evaluation to determine the long-term success of the Caribbean Regional Program. EnCompass analyzed whether the program is helping countries reach a sustainable national HIV program model; identified key factors contributing to or impeding project results; and, made recommendations for program adjustments. EnCompass utilized existing quantitative data and collected primary qualitative data using a desk review, interviews with interagency teams and in-country counterparts, and field visits to five countries.

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Project Date: 2012

Save the Children provides comprehensive training and critical job aids to community volunteers in Africa working with families with children, especially those affected by HIV and AIDS.  EnCompass developed a 7-day workshop and training manual for these volunteers and a 5-day train-the-trainers workshop and manual for the program managers to facilitate the workshop.

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Project Date: 2009-2011

To help raise the skills of country-level United Nations (UN) technical staff in leading HIV prevention efforts and reducing new infections, EnCompass designed four customized regional workshops for staff in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The curriculum addresses knowing the epidemic and response, national strategic planning, leadership skills, gender equality and human rights, cost analysis and best practices in prevention interventions. We developed comprehensive facilitators’ guides, a video briefing for the executive staff, a brochure detailing the program’s HIV prevention initiatives, and delivered a three-hour session at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna in 2010.

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Project Date: 2010

EnCompass evaluated the Country Response Information System version 3.0 (CRIS3), which is an electronic tool that enables national AIDS authorities to track their response to HIV/AIDS. The evaluation answered whether CRIS3 was an effective data management tool, what optimal support from the United Nations (UN) would be needed for countries and organizations using CRIS3, and what the role of the UN should be in supporting data management tools as part of national HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation systems.

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