May 16, 2013

What We Do

We utilize our complementary skills, extensive experience and engage global networks of experts and researchers and analysts to tackle important global health challenges that offer rigorous assessments leading to more effective solutions.

Research & Evaluation

We design and implement mixed methods research and program evaluation approaches to inform program strategies, improve interventions and assess the effects of programs and policies on goals and outcomes. We have employed a wide range of qualitative and quantitative skills and analytic tools across the research continuum: developing proposals, research and evaluation questions: selection of most appropriate methods, survey design and implementation, data collection, data analysis, report and article writing, and dissemination.

Health System Reform & Health Care Financing

We implement country-wide health systems assessment processes, gap analysis and utilize national data sources to develop a profile of major health systems constraints and opportunities for reform within established political, social and economic boundaries. Options for reform are further assessed including projections for effects on health infrastructure and human resources and financing that lead to access and service utilization. We also design and implement National Health Accounts studies and develop projection models for governments as the balance shifts from donor funding to self-financing in the future.

Social & Organizational Network Analysis

We develop and carry out sociometric and egocentric social network studies to assess health information dissemination channels and health systems linkages across different geographic levels of providers, community members and target populations, such as recently delivered women. Applying these approaches, we also design “network” interventions to identify and leverage the impact of networks to improve health outcomes. We also utilize organizational network methods to understand how organizations coordinate and collaborate on development of policy, joint capacity building efforts and program implementation, referrals and scale-up.   SNA and ONA are powerful tools that can elucidate pathways towards more effective program or intervention design, constitute interventions in and of themselves and be used in evaluating the what components of the program worked and contributed to changes in outcomes.

Training & Capacity Building

We develop a range of training courses to build capacity on research and evaluation, health systems frameworks, health care financing, and network analysis for governments, health care organizations, UN bodies and non-governmental organizations.