With the ten-year countdown to the Sustainable Development Goals underway, Systems to evaluate the impact of policies and monitor their progress are more important than ever. To sustain the momentum of global efforts to promote monitoring and evaluation capacity the CLEAR Initiative will convene the second annual gLOCAL Evaluation Week from June 1nd to 5th of this year. To take part in this year’s gLOCAL Evaluation Week, simply register and submit your proposal. Applications close 6th March 2020. Click here to register….
By Rendani Manugu
Research in Kenya illustrated the challenges in reaching men for male HIV testing through clinics, and so researchers decided to test whether there would be a better up take of HIV testing if men received self-test kits through their spouses. This was important to reduce the spread of mother to child transmission of HIV. When pregnant women visited the clinic for their routine appointments, they were given two oral self-test kits. One for them and the other for their male partners. They were trained on how to broach the subject with the spouse and were shown how to administer the test. The study also had a control group, consisting of men who were invited by the Ministry of Health to attend clinic visits with their spouse for testing. The study found that from the two groups, double the men administered the test given by their spouse, and where there was a positive status, the men confirmed the results at a clinic. This study is an example of a gender responsive programming. It applies a different method of application to men and women, as it responds to the different needs of men and women.(more…)
What’s the situation?
Twende Mbele has embarked on a project to examine the demand and supply of evaluators. Evaluations are becoming part and parcel of public service, with an estimated growth in demand of at least 300% over the next three years. Given that the South African government outsources its evaluators, it is important to gauge if the current supply of evaluators is able to meet the growing demand and whether it will be able to maintain the quality required over the next three years.(more…)