Health Research Program

Focus Area: Developmental Evaluation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Research Program seeks to identify, develop, test, and facilitate the introduction of new or refined tools, technologies, approaches, policies, and interventions intended to accelerate improvements in the health status of infants, children, mothers, and families in low- and middle-income countries.
Our previous blog introduced you to the fundamentals of Developmental Evaluation (DE) and to the USAID Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Project, which is carrying out a Developmental Evaluation of Boresha Afya, an integrated health services delivery initiative in Tanzania. This installment describes the start-up phase of the CIRCLE DE of Boresha Afya and highlights important steps for setting up a DE that can be applied to most contexts.