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22 Oct 2021
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Designing process evaluations of digital health programs with a gender lens (Case studies from India)

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Thu 28 Oct 2021
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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What you'll learn
Process evaluations of digital health programs with a gender lens
  • Process Evaluation aims to determine whether program activities have been implemented as intended and resulted in certain outputs
  • Process evaluations of three case studies feature digital health solutions in use by or targeting women will be featured
  • This webinar will provide an overview of what process evaluations are, and review learnings from case studies in India

The divergent approaches to process evaluations of these varied programs will provide key insights into the design, implementation, and analysis of process evaluations.

 

 

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About the event
What is it about?
This Webinar will discuss process evaluation using case studies from digital health programmes in India.

Process evaluations of three case studies feature digital health solutions in use by or targeting women will be featured:

1. Kilkari – a direct to beneficiary mobile health information program which has scaled across 13 states in India and reached over 10 million women and their families

2. ICDS-CAS – a frontline health worker data capture and decision support application intended to improve infant and young child feeding services in India

3. Mobile Vaani – a mobile phone intervention provided to Self-help Groups in Bihar, India
Who is part of it?
Moderator

Ronald Musizvingoza
United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU –IIGH)

Introductory Remarks
Ronald Musizvingoza & Amnesty LeFevre

Panelists
Amnesty LeFevre
Associate Professor
University of Cape Town

Kerry Scott
Research Associate
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Purnima Menon
Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute

Speaker
Laili Irani
Population Council

Discussant
Debra Jackson
Takeda Chair in Global Child Health and Deputy Director
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Key takeaways
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What are process evaluations?
What are process evaluations?
Process evaluations aim to determine whether programs have been implemented as intended. They provide vital insights into what has worked and what might be improved going forward. They differ from traditional approaches to program monitoring which are conducted internally by the implementing organisation. They are usually conducted by external partners with the aim of identifying linkages between program inputs, outputs, and outcomes. They are intended to compliment impact evaluations which explore the broader impact of a program on health outcomes. By focusing on three case studies of different types of digital health programs, we aim to showcase the varied approaches to process evaluations with a gender lens in mind.
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How have process evaluations of direct to beneficiary mobile health programs been conducted?
How have process evaluations of direct to beneficiary mobile health programs been conducted?
In this first presentation, researchers from the Kilkari Impact Evaluation will present an overview of the program evaluation, including process evaluation activities; providing insights into design decisions on what activities were selected and conducted at which point in the evaluation period. We will then deep dive into process evaluation findings exploring the Kilkari program’s reach at a population level and broader challenges to enhancing exposure.
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How have process evaluations of frontline health worker solutions been conducted?
How have process evaluations of frontline health worker solutions been conducted?
ICDS-CAS is one of the largest frontline health worker digital health solutions deployed globally. In this presentation, we learn about the process evaluation, including quantitative and qualitative methods employed.
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How have process evaluations of digital health solutions targeting women’s groups been conducted?
How have process evaluations of digital health solutions targeting women’s groups been conducted?
Mobile Vaani is a mobile health intervention implemented through Self-help Groups in rural India. In this presentation we learn about process evaluation activities, findings and consider their implications for program scale up and sustainability.
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