Sub-Saharan Africa

USAID, Gender Analysis for Transform: Primary Health Care Consortium

Ethiopian mother and child

EnCompass serves as gender advisor in a consortium, led by Pathfinder International, implementing USAID’s Transform: Primary Health Care 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. 

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Grantee Partners' Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

EnCompass worked collaboratively with the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation to support their Relief and Resilience International Program. This program is focused on the community level, supporting vulnerable populations in low-attention disasters, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation in the Sahel, Central America, and South and South-East Asia. EnCompass helped the Foundation refine the program’s theory of change and formalize a robust monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Evaluation of the Africa Tobacco Control Consortium (ATCC)

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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Evaluation of Saving Newborn Lives (SNL)

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.

USAID, Evaluation of Quality Assurance/Workforce Development

EnCompass designed and implemented the evaluation of the quality improvement methodology, the improvement collaboratives model. This innovative rapid improvement approach to healthcare planning and delivery is focused on monitoring, knowledge sharing, and the refinement of standards to address local operational obstacles. The evaluation team documented the collaboratives model in 14 countries as applied to maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and hospital-based pediatrics.

USAID, Health Care Improvement Initiative, Leadership Study

Recognizing that leadership is likely instrumental in achieving successful quality improvement (QI) initiatives, USAID’s Health Care Improvement Initiative was interested in a better understanding of how leadership impacts QI program effectiveness. EnCompass conducted a study to identify the leadership traits and behaviors associated with effective and sustainable implementation of quality improvement in health care delivery in Honduras and Niger.

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