Dagu is conducting an independent evaluation of the OHEP project. This will provide answers to the following questions:
1. What is the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the innovations developed and implemented to improve iCCM and CBNC on care-seeking and treatment for suspected pneumonia, diarrhoea, fever, and neonatal sepsis?
2. Through what pathways do the innovations affect care seeking and treatment for suspected pneumonia, diarrhoea, fever, and neonatal sepsis?
3. Using a model, what is the estimated effect of the innovations on child mortality?
The evaluation will use data from baseline and endline surveys in intervention districts (where OHEP innovations are introduced) and comparison districts. These surveys are part of the evaluation strategy that uses a plausibility design and analyses ‘difference-in-differences’. In addition, information will be collected regarding the OHEP interventions in order to map the intervention process over time. The PhD students will address different aspects of the evaluation in accordance with their doctoral study plans. In addition, reports and scientific papers will be produced by the Dagu team and partners and communicated to stakeholders in Ethiopia and the international research community.
Support in measurement, learning and evaluation:
Dagu will support the OHEP implementers with;
- Developing fully documented theory of change(ToC) and M&E framework
- Reviewing and summarising of existing evidence to support proposed ToC
- Identifing measurment needs
- Developing list of core indicators