Evidence for Policy and Action Grant Initiative

Research and Development Solutions received a grant from the USAID in November 2011 to make evidence accessible to Decision and Policy Makers in Health. Under the grant we will collate and analyze data on Family Planning and Childhood Immunization and make the analysis available to Government Officials, Donors, Politicians, Media and Communities.

Evidence for Policy and Action Grant Initiative

What we are doing

We are working with publicly available databases, research studies and program data to understand how family planning and immunization services are planned, implemented and monitored. Our aim is to engage with all stakeholders to make these analyses available to them and even work with them to answer specific questions when possible.

Our work with stakeholders will also include efforts to build Institutional Capacity for using Evidence for making decisions in Health to Institutionalize Evidence Usage and to make this initiative sustainable

Evidence Generation

  • Synthesis of Existing Evidence
  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Cost Effectiveness/ Utility
  • Assessment and Documentation of Best Practices and Successful Models
  • Program Performance Analysis

Advocacy

  • Working with officials to facilitate uptake of evidence
  • Identify evidence that will support resource generation and performance evaluation
  • Work with Parliamentarians to make actionable evidence about family planning and immunization available to them for potential use in their routine work
  • Understand decision making processes
  • Work with print media to provide evidence based material to develop news and articles