Strengthening Evaluation Capacity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Strengthening Evaluation Capacity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Abstract: The USAID-funded Data for Impact (D4I) project works with countries to increase capacity for rigorous evaluation by engaging with local institutions and evaluators as essential collaborators, systems actors, and learning partners. We strive to reflect the principles for effective programming and equitable partnerships detailed in USAID’s Local Capacity Strengthening
(LCS) Policy by designing our efforts around local priorities, planning and implementing diverse capacity strengthening approaches, and envisioning and measuring the changes in performance that result from these efforts.

This case study highlights D4I’s partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health (KSPH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). D4I is partnering with KSPH to evaluate the USAID-funded Integrated Health Program (IHP), focused on strengthening the DRC’s health system.
In addition to learning via collaborative implementation of the evaluation, with D4I’s support KSPH is implementing a coordinated set of capacity strengthening interventions selected following a baseline needs assessment. This case study highlights how LCS Policy principles were put into practice, and how interventions were designed with sustainability and the local system in mind.
Shortname: fs-23-610 D4I
Author(s): Data for Impact
Year: 2023
Language: English