Impact evaluations (IE) provide critical evidence to determine the effectiveness of innovative interventions and their potential for scale up. But, they are challenging to design and implement. In Rwanda, a three-arm randomized controlled trial of a PEPFAR project took 6 months to design. Delays in the roll-out of intervention and approvals from the Ministries, and poor coordination between stakeholders almost jeopardized the IE. In Mozambique, desire to measure impact of a five-year program aimed to support rural women affected by gender-based violence came at the end of the program. No baseline data were collected at the outset of the project necessitating creative solutions. In Nepal, an IE of a comprehensive community intervention to improve the health and nutritional status of mothers and children under two posed numerous challenges including a natural disaster. Join us in brainstorming strategies to the challenges encountered and discussing learning to improve evaluation practice and utility.

Speaker Info:

  • Christine Fu, Session Facilitator
  • Ana Djapovic Scholl, First Author or Discussion Group Leader
  • Christine Fu, Second Author or Discussion Group Leader