Evaluation Development and Implementation
Through its network of implementation science experts and organizations, HEARD works collaboratively with USAID country and implementing partners to evaluate and improve global health policy and programs through research, policy analysis, and evaluation.
Evaluation studies are essential for understanding the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of programs and policies. Increasingly, evaluation strategies are being better used to generate useful knowledge about ongoing implementation and understanding how and why programs are functioning, serving as a valuable tool in implementation science. Supporting this implementation learning and shifting to systems for continuous (leveraged) learning by engaging in-country, regional, and global learning partners are the objective and challenge of an implementation science approach to program evaluation.
HEARD seeks to engage and develop the principles and practical applications of implementation science approaches to program evaluation that more effectively generate useful knowledge about ongoing implementation and understanding how and why programs are functioning. Our work leverages the implementation science partnerships of the USAID-funded HEARD Project which brings the implementation and technical capacity of more than 33 strategic global partners. Driven by technical experts, and together with country and implementing partners, we study the implementation of global health programs and policies. Our specialty is to generate, analyze, and synthesize evidence through collaborative, country-driven approaches. This is crucial for improving health and development in low and middle-income countries.