Impact Evaluation of Health Systems Strengthening in West Nile (2020)

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Client

UNICEF

Project Location

Project Duration

1 year

Total Value

N/A

Value of Montrose Component

$157,000

Situation

  • The West Nile sub-region of Uganda is among the poorest and least-developed areas of the country and is home to 58% of the country’s 1.3 million registered refugees.
  • UNICEF’s health systems strengthening interventions in the region have aimed to address the supply of and demand for maternal, child health and nutrition services.
  • The success of the interventions will be measured by their ability to encourage uptake of services and address financial, geographical, and informational barriers reported by women and health professionals.

Solution

  • Montrose has been contracted to design a rigorous impact and economic evaluation, conduct a baseline of UNICEF’s health systems strengthening interventions, share findings and feedback, and prepare discussion papers on issues identified.
  • The scope of the assignment involves carrying out research remotely and in-country, aligned to UNICEF’s programmatic aims of strengthening health systems for refugee and host communities.
  • Social behaviour change communication activities will be under particular scrutiny considering the vision to strengthen both supply and demand, with a focus on quality, cost-effectiveness and systems change.

Impact

  • Montrose’s well-defined research agenda will effectively and systematically steer programme implementation, contributing to a reduction in child poverty, building resilience and inclusive development in the region, and driving the uptake of maternal, child health and nutrition services.