Program: Monitoring and Evaluation

The combination of low levels of malnutrition together with dramatically high rates of mortality encountered in Kenya’s Lake Victoria territory is unique for Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper explores the causes of this paradox for the Kenyan context, analysing the determinants of mortality and under-nutrition jointly. The paper’s findings point to the interplay of cultural, geographical […]
This publication explores the involvement of children, including young children, in responses to HIV and AIDS and examines issues around children’s participation. It examines the challenges of enabling children to express their views and priorities effectively and suggests how they can best be supported through a range of appropriate media and communication approaches.  It draws […]
This paper reviews evidence of the impacts of global climate change on child health. It uses scientific and policy research to show the substantial evidence of disproportionate vulnerability of children in response to climate change. It argues that the diseases likely to be potentiated by climate change are primary causes of child morbidity and mortality, including vector-borne diseases, […]
The ‘feminization’ of HIV/AIDS poses a multidimensional health and humanitarian crisis, which could impact human development and economic growth. The global HIV/AIDS pandemic highlights the importance of targeted health policies and program that address the needs of women and girls. UNAIDS reported in 2007 that over 60% of the world’s population living with HIV were […]
Breakthrough is an innovative, international human rights organization using the power of popular culture, media, leadership development and community education to transform public attitudes and advance equality, justice, and dignity. Through initiatives in India and the United States, it addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, racial justice, and immigrant rights. […]
The article describes process evaluation in a NIDA-funded randomized community trial of a substance-use prevention media campaign called “Be Under Your Own Influence.” The two-year media intervention took place in schools with some supporting community activities, and was effective in reducing uptake of marijuana and alcohol by up to 40 percent.1 Because process evaluation and […]
Monitoring and Evaluation are crucial tools for policy/program design and implementation. Projects, programs and policies must show results and are required to present evidence on their efficiencies by comparing costs with their final results. In the past, monitoring and evaluation were mainly associated with quantitative and statistical methods. However, recently the use of qualitative analysis […]
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a center within the Economics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose aim is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence. Partnering with governments, private companies, and nongovernmental organizations, J-PAL researchers answer key policy questions using scientific methods. Below are […]

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