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. 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 --SNL3. EnCompass is supporting development of the program’s monitoring and evaluation plan and facilitating a process of using evaluative thinking in annual performance reviews conducted at country and global level. In addition, EnCompass will conduct a formal mid-term and final evaluation in years 3 and 5.
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