Implementation Science Evaluation
Designing Tailored Solutions
The Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) responds to pressing needs and questions related to global health programs and policies. In service to USAID, the HEARD project has evaluated two global as well as country-focused evaluation activities in Jordan, Nigeria, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.
All of our activities begin with a rapid scoping of proposed evaluations of multi-country or country-specific interventions. In addition to providing input to evaluation design, the Implementation Science Collaborative can also be engaged to evaluate any or every phase of program implementation.
Our global anchor partners The City University of New York, School of Public Health & Health Policy, and The University of California, San Francisco, Center for Global Health Delivery, Diplomacy & Economics, together with our sub-regional and technical resource partners, are mobilized to generate, analyze, and synthesize use evidence through country-driven needs and approaches. ISC’s global anchors serve as the Evaluation Lead, guiding the evaluation design and methodology and participating, as needed, in scoping activities.
In collaboration with the Evaluation Lead, the Design Lead is responsible for leading the design of the evaluation, developing the protocol and tools, and managing the data analysis process. The Evaluation Implementation Team is composed of individuals from Project Anchor partners, the ISC Core Team, and Sub-Regional Anchors for evaluations in their respective regions. Other Technical Resource Partners can be brought in through a competitive process, as needed.
A Strategy Reference Group (SRG) is established for evaluations that would benefit from applying the consideration of a broader expert group to the evaluation findings. The SRG will review the evaluation findings and take a consensus building approach to develop recommendations in areas of interest for the client/requestor.
The ISC is establishing an Evaluation & Dissemination Group to increase the relevance of and accessibility to implementation science and evaluation study findings.
All activities are led by a combination of global and sub-regional anchors in collaboration with other partners.