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Support for the Service Delivery Integration (SSDI) Activity Evaluation

Africa USAID 2011 2016

Under contract from USAID/Malawi, DevTech Systems is currently providing performance evaluation services to The Support for Service Delivery Integration (SSDI) activity in Malawi. USAID/Malawi’s flagship health activity, SSDI aims to strengthen health systems in Malawi throughthe implementation of three primary health sector activities: SSDI-Services, SSDI-Systems and SSDI-Communication. DevTech Systems’ approach to conducting the final performance evaluation of the SSDI activity involves all three components:For the SSDI-Services component, the evaluation will determine the effect of SSDI-Services’ interventions on improved service delivery and quality of care at supported community clinics and health facilities; expanded coverage of quality EHP services; and increased uptake of quality integrated EH.DevTech is evaluating the SSDI- Communications component to determine the extent SSDI- Communications achieved its four primary objectives with specific focus on extent to which SSDI-Communications was able to reposition the Health Education Section (HES); the degree to which SSDI-Communications’ campaigns resonated with individuals and communities; and an appraisal of the community mobilization implementation model.Finally, the DevTech evaluation team will assess the SSDI-Systems methodologies and approaches to capacity strengthening, and institutionalization of key MoH functions, including supportive supervision; management structures, responding to stakeholder expressed needs, and mentorship) in relation to the activity’s achievements.

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