Evaluation 2019: Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, and Renewal

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What You Miss When You Don’t Ask

Session Number: 1697
Track: Cluster, Multi-site and Multi-level Evaluation
Session Type: Ignite
Tags: advancing evidence, Africa, Analysis/interpretation:mixed methods, child and youth care, child welfare, Child Wellbeing, children's health, cluster, multi-site and multi-level eval
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Nena Do Nascimento [Technical Advisor ]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Molly Cannon [Director, Measurement and Learning - Palladium]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Zulfiya Charyeva [Senior Research Analyst - MEASURE Evaluation Palladium]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Eve Namisango
Time: Nov 14, 2019 (02:45 PM - 03:30 PM)
Room: Hilton Minneapolis Ballroom Salon E - Ignite 2 (Thursday, 2:50-2:55 PM)

Other Authors: Ismael Ddumba-Nyanzi, Palladium
Audience Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Session Abstract (150 words): 

We conducted a mixed-methods evaluation of a community-based HIV program for vulnerable families to better understand which combination of interventions led to positive outcomes to beneficiaries in rural Uganda. We analysed program data for 23 program interventions and data from in-depth qualitative interviews and focus groups with regional- and national-level program beneficiaries (40), program staff (16), community workers (78), and government workers (23).  We then applied content and framework analysis to understand the causal pathways that led to positive outcomes for beneficiaries. Quantitatively, we found several associations between service delivery and outcomes, however some key service delivery interventions were not associated with outcomes of interest. Qualitatively, however, we identified and mapped pathways of how a combination of program approaches led to meaningful changes for families—e.g., beneficiaries used savings groups to access and use funds for education, which families prioritized after education sensitization at household and community level.

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