Step 5: Evaluate and Evolve

Assessing the Effects of a Storytelling Initiative on Young Professionals: Results of the Family Planning Voices Evaluation (Phase II)

The Knowledge for Health Project and FP2020 created Family Planning Voices (FP Voices) in 2015 to document and share stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. In 2016, Part I of the evaluation of FP Voices found that the initiative positively influenced knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy related to family planning, and strengthened the global family planning community. For young people in particular, FP Voices may provide a space to share and hone one’s unique voice.

Assessing the Effects of a Storytelling Initiative: Results of the Family Planning Voices Evaluation (Phase I)

In 2015, the Knowledge for Health Project and Family Planning 2020 created Family Planning Voices (FP Voices) to document and share real stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. At the time, there had been no systematic investigation documenting the impact of a storytelling approach in family planning. This study sought to answer the following research questions:

What Makes a Successful Family Planning Partnership? Experiences from the Costed Implementation Plan Resource Kit

The Knowledge for Health Project conducted a qualitative study to assess the components that facilitated or hindered the Costed Implementation Plan Resource Kit knowledge partnership and its perceived outcomes. Components that facilitated success included accountability, clear roles, dedication, integrity, trust, dependability, competence, and respect/recognition. Components that hindered success included time and resources.

Mobile Phone Programs for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A Knowledge for Health Project landscape analysis assessed how programs use mobile health (mHealth) interventions to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in low- and middle-income countries. The majority (82%) of programs use mHealth as a health promotion tool to facilitate knowledge sharing and behavior change to improve adolescent SRH. Nearly 20% of programs use mHealth to link adolescents to SRH and family planning services and to HIV care and treatment. Several mHealth programs started in one country, but evolved to become multi-country programs.

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge for Health East Africa Field Project

This February 2017 research brief documents a test of the effects of knowledge management interventions at the field level. The Knowledge for Health Project conducted a baseline and endline study focused on the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC). The inquiry determined that knowledge management interventions positively improved effectiveness and efficiency of knowledge sharing and use of knowledge management techniques among ECSA-HC staff members.

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative: Effects of a Digital Health Training Package on Client Family Planning Behaviors

This February 2017 research brief describes a cross-sectional study conducted by the Knowledge for Health Project to test the effects of a digital health training package on family planning behaviors in Bangladesh. The study found that:

End of Project Report: K4Health East Africa Field Support

The Knowledge for Health Project provided knowledge management capacity strengthening services to a variety of organizations in East Africa, 2014-2019. This report covers work with the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC), East African Community (EAC) Secretariat Health Department, East Africa Health Research Commission (EAHRC), Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). 

End of Project Report: K4Health Eastern and Southern Caribbean Field Support

The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project provided knowledge management capacity strengthening to the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), 2016-2019.

Selected Articles: Evaluating KM in Public Health

A list of selected articies evaluating knowledge management in public health. Categories include: General, Communities of Practice, eLearning, Digital Health, and Other Knowledge Management Tools.

Technical Note: Conducting Focus Group Interviews

Technical Note: Conducting Focus Group Interviews

This USAID Technical Note provides guidance on the use of focus group interviews within evaluations.

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