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Technical Assistance for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Strategy Development for Access to Health Fund
Myanmar (fka. Burma)
Field of Expertise:
Health Policy and Governance; Planning, Management, M&E; Monitoring and Evaluation; Health Service Delivery; PHC/MNCH/RH/Nutrition/W&S; Reproductive Health / Maternal health / newborn health
Narrative description of project:
The Access to Health Fund (ACCESS) is a 215 million USD multi-donor fund supported by Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA and administered by UNOPS to support the development of health systems in Myanmar, with a specific focus on vulnerable populations in conflict-affected provinces. The fund began implementation in January 2019 succeeding the previous 3MDG Fund which had a similar profile however without the focus on vulnerability and conflict. A draft Strategy for ACCESS had been developed since October 2018 and was about to be approved by the Fund Board, however without a theory of change (TOC) and without a performance monitoring framework (PMF). For this consultancy hera provided a report including a draft TOC and PMF as well as all necessary elements for an M&E strategy including costing estimates. The report was used by the ACCESS M&E Department to develop a draft M&E Strategy that was presented to the Board.
Description of services provided:
The task of the assignment was to
• Design a feasible and cost-effective evaluation strategy for ACCESS
• Prepare indicative costing for the proposed evaluation activities
• Provide inputs in finalisation of a draft Logical Framework for ACCESS
• Review monitoring approaches used by ACCESS (most of which are adopted from monitoring practices under 3MDG Fund) and offer an independent advice on what practices could continue ‘as-is’ and which ones need adjustments
• Advise on approaches to generate and share learning
The work was conducted in close collaboration with the Programme and M&E Departments of ACCESS. It included a one-day TOC workshop with ACCESS staff as well as consultations with implementing NGOs and with donor representatives of the Fund Board.