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Health Partnership Scheme Evaluation: Report Release and Interview

IPE Triple Line Consulting | News [ 21st April 2017 ]

Health Partnership Scheme Evaluation: Report Release and Interview

The Health Partnership Scheme Evaluation was done by IPE Triple Line in partnership with Health Partners International. It's report has been released and is accessible by clicking here.


The report covers the theory based evaluation carried out between April and September 2016, of the GBP 30.2 million Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) which started in June 2011 and is due to end in June 2017. HPS supports partnerships between UK and developing country health organisations in 32 countries. The evaluation findings are based on data from six different sources: four country case studies: five remote project case studies; portfolio desk review of 37 maternal new born and child health projects (to assess effectiveness and impact only); a review of recent health partnership and volunteering research literature; a survey of volunteers; and a survey of UK and southern partners. In total 350 in-depth interviews were conducted.


Image: Health Partnership Scheme Evaluation –Myanmar Case Study, Monyway Hospital, Myanmar. From left to right: Dr Khaing Mar Thant, Dr Myint Myint Thein, Dr. Thant Myat Win, Senior Consultant Paediatricians and volunteers from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Michael Malley and Marie Monaghan. Photo taken by Georgia Taylor


About the HPS Evaluation

The DFID-funded Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) brokers partnerships between UK institutions and health professionals in order to help build the capacity of counterparts in 30 developing countries to date. The scheme has two main components: i) grants for partnership projects and ii) activities to support and develop the health partnership community in the UK and overseas. The Summative Evaluation of the HPS, led by IPE Global, informed lessons in what works, how and why in relation to building health worker capacity in developing countries, and reciprocal benefits of partnerships in the UK. The methodology combined linear and hierarchical analysis with an iterative approach enabling a high degree of participation by a wide range of stakeholders. The utilisation focused evaluation used live illustration to engage with the client and key health organisations in the UK and globally. This participatory and dynamic approach is already enhancing the evaluation’s utility.


Click here to view the interview with Katharine May and Paula McMeekin on the Health Partnership Scheme which provides an insight on the evaluation methods and lessons learnt.

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