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Reply to [ARCHIVED] Integrating M&E for Health Systems Strengthening

April 5, 2012
I would like to share a common case that usually happens with big Donors' Programs. For the last two decades, Donors tend to design big programs and split their implementation in components between more than one implementing agencies. In their program design proposal a good Program Monitoring Outline is written ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Integrating M&E for Health Systems Strengthening

April 3, 2012
I tend to agree with what Lorna McPherson says below but let's not forget that we should not stop right at those " what data is collected, why and to be used by whom ". We also need the end data users (analysts? decision makers?) to send feedback to the ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Integrating M&E for Health Systems Strengthening

April 3, 2012
We all can feel that you are a strong advocate of Impact Evaluation Paul Basinga, so am I! But allow me to say this: I have encountered many people who don't appreciate much Impact Evaluation because to them its' another tool to sell "RCT" ! My question is this: is ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Integrating M&E for Health Systems Strengthening

April 2, 2012
Dear panelists, Thanks for these first thoughts on this first question! When we talk about balancing the need for evaluation (“Did it work?”) with the need for monitoring we should also not forget that an evaluation should come at the right time when it is needed! If it's during the ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Integrating M&E for Health Systems Strengthening

April 2, 2012
I would like to continue the discussion on how much data to collect for M and for E! AS Lisa Hirschhorn states, LQAS might be an answer to determine where do we need more in-depth monitoring and/or evaluation! But the opposite also needs to be verified: is there already a ...


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