Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

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This report synthesizes findings from the 2015 implementation of the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiatives (GBVI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Tanzania. This three-year, interagency initiative is aimed at improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment at all levels of society. Findings from this and the three country-specific reports will be used to inform programming and future initiatives. 

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In this report, AIDSFree reviewed the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiative (GBVI) in Tanzania in 2015 to assess lessons of the initiative's implementation. The PEPFAR GBVI is aimed at improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment at all levels of society in Tanzania. The AIDSFree team reviewed 65 documents and spoke with more than 50 stakeholders to complete the assessment. Findings from this report will be used to inform programming and future initiatives.

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In this report, AIDSFree reviewed the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiative (GBVI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2015 to assess lessons of the initiative's implementation. The PEPFAR GBVI is aimed at improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment at all levels of society in the DRC. The AIDSFree team reviewed 21 documents and spoke with 26 stakeholders to complete the assessment. Findings from this report will be used to inform programming and future initiatives.

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In this report, AIDSFree reviewed the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiative (GBVI) in Mozambique in 2015 to assess lessons of the initiative's implementation. The PEPFAR GBVI is aimed at improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment at all levels of society in Mozambique. The AIDSFree team reviewed 390 documents and spoke with 40 stakeholders to complete the assessment. Findings from this report will be used to inform programming and future initiatives.

EnCompass completed a scoping mission in August 2016 for the 4Children project in Kenya. The scoping mission sought to gather information to determine if Kenya would be an appropriate location for 4Children’s pilot of the AIDSFree Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and Adolescents who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide, which was developed by EnCompass.

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This paper advocates for the creation of an overall evaluation plan— or “evaluation system” — for all nonprofit organization programs. Such an evaluation plan would aim to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations implementing social programs by enabling them to learn from their experience, strengthen partnerships, and promote strategic thinking in their organizations.

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The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Analysis for USAID/Honduras was conducted between August and December 2015 by a four-person technical team. Specific objectives of the GBV Analysis included:

What is utilization-focused evaluation and how does EnCompass use this approach?

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This briefing provides a summary of the findings laid out in the comprehensive review of community schools in Zambia, which provides an in-depth review of community schools, as they exist today, through the lens of two key questions:

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While a number of studies have examined community schools in Zambia, there has not been a comprehensive overview since 2006. Many of these studies focus on a narrow topic within the field of community schools, or have small sample sizes that impede the ability to generalize broadly. Consequently, there is a need to synthesize findings across studies and data sources in order to present an accurate “big picture” and summarize the most important factors that will have bearing on current and future community school initiatives.

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