Final Program Evaluation Reports
In early 2010, the Institute of International Education entered into a partnership with the Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, to conduct a pioneering participatory evaluation of the LDM program. The purpose of the evaluation was to explore the impact of the program on individual, organizational, community and systems level changes around family planning and reproductive health in each of the five focus countries. The evaluation looked at inputs and outcomes since 2006 when the program was re-designed following an earlier evaluation, conducted by the Packard Foundation in 2005.
RCLA researchers, Amparo Hoffmann-Pinilla and Judith Kallick Russell, led a team of local evaluators from each of the five countries. The national evaluators were Dr. Amira Abderahman Ahmed and Hiwot Alemeyehu from Ethiopia, Anita Anand from India, Dr. Yashua Alkali Hamza from Nigeria, Dr. Ajmal Agha from Pakistan, and Louis Montalbo, Peter Resurreccion, Boyd Alexander and Christine Bantug from the Philippines.
The evaluation methodology employed a participatory-action research methodology based on Cooperative Inquiry, along with document review and key informant interviews. In addition to assessing the program gains at the individual, organizational, community and system level, the evaluation also determined lessons learned and recommendations that other programs and organizations can integrate into future health leadership programs.
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