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Challenges in program evaluation of health interventions in developing countries.

By: Wynn, Barbara O.
Contributor(s): Dutta, Arindam, 1976- | Nelson, Martha I | Center for Domestic and International Health Security | Global Health Policy Research Network | Martin Foundation | Rand Corporation.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2005Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 89 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 083304818X; 9780833048189.Subject(s): Medical policy | World health | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Biological Therapy | Communicable Disease Control -- methods | Communicable Disease Control | Delivery of Health Care | Developing Countries | Environment and Public Health | Evaluation Studies as Topic | Global Health | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services | Health | Immunization | Immunologic Techniques | Immunomodulation | Immunotherapy, Active | Immunotherapy | International Cooperation | Internationality | Investigative Techniques | Methods | Policy | Population Characteristics | Preventive Health Services | Primary Prevention | Program Evaluation -- methods | Program Evaluation | Public Health Practice | Public Health | Public Policy | Quality of Health Care | Social Control Policies | Social Control, Formal | Social Sciences | Sociology | Therapeutics | Vaccination -- methods | Vaccination | Health & Biological Sciences | Medical policy | MEDICAL -- Health Policy | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General | Public Health | World health | World Health | Global Health | Health Policy | Program Evaluation -- methods | Communicable Disease Control -- methods | Developing Countries | Health Policy | Vaccination -- methodsGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Challenges in program evaluation of health interventions in developing countries.DDC classification: 362.1 Online resources: Digital version
Contents:
Overview -- Evaluating health projects in developing countries : a conceptual framework -- Methodological challenges of impact evaluations in developing countries -- Current status of program evaluation in developing countries -- Research and other actions to promote impact assessment.
Summary: Health interventions that are effective in developed countries may not be as effective in developing countries given the differing social, economic, cultural, and infrastructure factors that may affect how an intervention program is implemented and its outcomes. However, rigorous evaluation of public health intervention programs in various resource-limited settings is needed to determine which interventions will work most effectively and to spend scarce resources wisely. This monograph is intended to promote an understanding of why program evaluation is a critical component of any health intervention and to stimulate discussion on ways to make evaluation of health interventions in developing countries more rigorous. The authors provide an overview of various approaches, methodologies, and issues related to program evaluation for health projects in developing countries, and they identify future research and actions by funding organizations that would facilitate evaluations of the impact of large-scale health interventions.
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Overview -- Evaluating health projects in developing countries : a conceptual framework -- Methodological challenges of impact evaluations in developing countries -- Current status of program evaluation in developing countries -- Research and other actions to promote impact assessment.

Health interventions that are effective in developed countries may not be as effective in developing countries given the differing social, economic, cultural, and infrastructure factors that may affect how an intervention program is implemented and its outcomes. However, rigorous evaluation of public health intervention programs in various resource-limited settings is needed to determine which interventions will work most effectively and to spend scarce resources wisely. This monograph is intended to promote an understanding of why program evaluation is a critical component of any health intervention and to stimulate discussion on ways to make evaluation of health interventions in developing countries more rigorous. The authors provide an overview of various approaches, methodologies, and issues related to program evaluation for health projects in developing countries, and they identify future research and actions by funding organizations that would facilitate evaluations of the impact of large-scale health interventions.

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