May 16, 2013

Recent Work

Where We Work


Our Projects

※Nutrition Upstream Case Studies using ONA in Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Philippines (2015)

We developed a qualitative and organizational network methodology, tools, surveys and conducted interviews based on 10 case studies in four countries in Asia. Our objective was to assess the positioning of different organizational players, including UNICEF and the role of networks in supporting the implementation of major nutrition upstream policies and programs.

※Development of a Network Analysis Intervention and Network Analysis Plan for Ethiopia (2015)

We developed a training session for John Snow International staff based in Ethiopia on Social Network Analysis. We then developed a methodology and plan to include social network interventions and their evaluation into JSI’s follow-on L10K project in Ethiopia.

※Evaluation of the Maternal, Youth and Child Nutrition Security in Asia (MYCNSIA) in Nepal, Laos PDR, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines (2014-2015)

We provided technical assistance to countries in developing their end-line evaluations and developed an implementation strength module to include in surveys to assess the relationship between intensity of interventions and outcomes.

※Countdown to 2015: Ethiopia Case Study (2013-2015)

We led the technical work and provided training to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to analyze the programs and policies, health care financing, coverage of major interventions and using Lives Saved Tool (LiST) to understand the pathways through which Ethiopia achieved MDG 4, a reduction in U-5 child mortality. Supporting EPHI and the MOH, we produced a report and policy briefs used in launching the new child survival strategy.

※Evaluation of Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (2013)

We partnered with Encompass to evaluate MHTF. We focused on developing a methodology to assess their research portfolio. We also conducted an organizational network analysis at the global and national levels to understand the functioning of global maternal health networks and the role of MHTF in providing leadership to support cross-national and global collaboration.

※Technical Advice and Training for Novartis (2013-2014)

We developed a 4-Day workshop in Basel, Switzerland on Health Systems and case studies to assess pharmaceutical needs in different countries.

※Sure Start Evaluation in India (2012)

We were involved in the development of the Sure Start interventions, a large-scale community-based maternal and newborn project in rural Uttar Pradesh, India and urban centers of Maharashtra. We developed an impact evaluation design, survey tools and participated in analysis and co-authored an article.

※Research and Evaluation for Neonatal Asphyxia Study in Indonesia (2012)

We directed the analysis and report writing of a newborn asphyxia study in Indonesia assessing the effects of community interventions by midwives on birth outcomes and neurodevelopmental indicators at age 2.

※Evaluation of a 20 year USAID Innovations in Family Planning Project in India (2012)

We used DLHS and NFHS data sets to develop multivariate models to estimate program effectiveness and constructed an Organizational Network Analysis to establish the legacy of State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency (SIFSA) and the status of family planning and reproductive health networks in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, India.

※1 Care for 1 Malaysia: Training on Health Sector Reform (2011)

We develop and conducted a customized one-week Flagship Course and one-day seminar on Health Sector Reform and Financial Sustainability for Malaysia.