- Infection related microcephaly after the 2015 and 2016 Zika virus in Brazil
- Kenya’s nurses strike takes its toll on health-care system
- Early childhood development essential to helping more children
Sanigest has five years of experience carrying out impact evaluation analyses around the world to assess the changes that can be attributed to a particular intervention, such as a project, program or policy. Impact evaluation studies have been realized in different areas such as poverty, health sector, health policies, health reforms, health insurance, HIV&AIDS, STI. Our evaluation team has extensive experience in a range of impact evaluation methods. The key goal of an impact evaluation is to calculate the ultimate effects of a social policy or program intervention.
In order to measure the impact of an intervention, a clear, well-designed evaluation strategy is necessary. Incorporating an impact evaluation into a development program requires a well-structured monitoring and evaluation plan. Every impact evaluation requires a specific methodological design. Through conversations among Sanigest professionals, project managers, researchers, and other staff the appropriate methodology is chosen and incorporated into the monitoring and evaluation process.
Impact evaluations fit into the chain of monitoring and evaluation process in several ways. First, they help to assess the causal link between an intervention and an outcome of interest. Second, impact evaluations provide baseline evidence for the effectiveness of an intervention, which can be compared with other similar interventions. Through this process, impact evaluations assist in establishing credible cost-effectiveness comparisons. Third, impact evaluations can serve to build the knowledge base of what works in development.
Sanigest’s capabilities in the area of impact evaluation include:
- Benefit-incidence analysis of the social expenditures in the health sector,
- Impact evaluation of the reforms in the health sector, analysis of the medium and long-term options,
- Design of conceptual frameworks for impact evaluation,
- Preparation of qualitative instruments to measure the project and resources invested, in terms of efficiency, equity, and quality
- Survey design,
- Development of data collection tools and database ready for analysis,
- Data analysis, and
- Development of policy options
Study of Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS Epidemic at Household Level in Cambodia
The project was organized around 4 main components. Component 1 (Survey Design) dealt with the design of the study and the implementation of the fieldwork. After a brief assessment of the situation of the country (in those areas of importance for study), the consulting team developed the data collection tools, planned the pilot test and the fieldwork, and prepared the database for analysis. This analysis was conducted in Component 2 (Data Analysis), where the results of the survey were analyzed and disseminated among key stakeholders. After discussing results, the project entered into Component 3 (Policy Options) activities, were policy options were developed and shared with relevant groups. Finally, Component 4 (Involvement in Outreach Activities) was a global component in conjunction with the UNDP in media outreach activities.
Assessment of the Cambodian Health System Performance and Identification of Trends for the Future Sanigest comprehensively analyzed the Cambodian health system and identify the future trends. The project involved a three-part analysis, in which Sanigest first assessed the country’s health policy, specific strategies, and resource allocation. Next, the Sanigest team carried out a critical analysis that showed the evolution of the health system performance according to five indicators, especially those focused on mother and child health. The final analysis reviewed stakeholder actions and their intentions for the future.Project Details
Sanigest evaluated the performance of the health sector policies and their impact over the vulnerable populations in the country. Additional services delivered by Sanigest included a benefit-incidence analysis of the social expenditures in the health sector, along with an impact evaluation of the reforms in the health sector. Moreover, Sanigest conducted an analysis of the medium and long-term options to promote the reduction of poverty levels in Costa Rica, focusing on politics for vulnerable sectors.Project Details
Sanigest developed a regional AIDS project execution agreement together with the fundamental legal and technical arrangements. Secondly, Sanigest created a financial model to estimate the total cost of AIDS prevention and treatment in the region and to simulate the optimal allocation of funds to be provided under the regional project. Next, the Sanigest team presented the design concept of the project, which was a combination of previously arranged activities to be implemented by specific organizations and a Fund to finance regional partnerships.Project Details