Harmonized health impact & partnership metrics to accelerate knowledge sharing and utilization

Reporting Organization:Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 350,000
Timeframe: November 2, 2018 - November 30, 2020
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Charles Larson
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Vietnam - $ 175,000.00 (50.00%)

Canada - $ 105,000.00 (30.00%)

Burkina Faso - $ 70,000.00 (20.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (75 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (25 %)

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Fundamental to addressing challenges affecting women, adolescents and children’s health (WACH) is the better creation, sharing and use of knowledge among all stakeholders. A more coordinated approach is required between the WACH community of practitioners and researchers to streamline evidence into NGO programming and to inform decision-makers.Research partnerships must be carefully monitored and evaluated with an equity lens that considers the context of resource disparity. This can benefit civil society and academic collaborators to maximize data use and to reduce duplication. The use of tools developed for this purpose remains voluntary and there is no tracking mechanism in place to systematically collect and analyze data associated with the partnership process.

This partnership set out to identify existing tools assessing equitable partnership and WACH domains, and further develop applicable tools for NGO practitioners.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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WACH areas and partnership assessment tools drafted
44 Telephone interviews conducted
88 Participants surveyed
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

• Connecting partnership metrics and impact with a tracking mechanism in place to collect and analyze data associated with the partnership process.• Baseline WACH metrics (reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent) currently used by academic and civil society members are being documented and validated. A representative set of case studies focused on WACH initiatives is being compiled to build on existing tools. • Develop outcome-level data for equity-centred partnerships for health impact and local development of capacity, specific to Canadian WACH research investment. • Bridging communities: A more comprehensive and integrated approach in traditionally siloed anglophone and francophone research communities is needed to foster collaboration and support real time informing of best WACH practices.

Achieved Results

(1) Conducted scoping review and documented existing partnership assessment tools. Partnership assessments were limited to those between a high-income country (HIC) and a low- or middle-income country (LMIC). Three types of partnerships were Identified: 1) Sustainable development; 2) Research; and, 3) Capacity building.(2) Completed online survey and telephone interviews of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academics on their priority women and children’s health (WACH) themes and relevant metrics. Top two WACH themes that respondents felt the need for harmonizing of metrics were: i) Provider-user interaction ii) Engaging men and boys (3) Conducted workshops across two sites in Canada, and in Vietnam and Burkina Faso to assess tools in terms of acceptability, utility and feasibility. Participants were potential tool users who will contribute to tool development and dissemination, local NGOs and academics. (4) Drafted three tools from workshop feedback received: one on partnership assessment, and one for each WACH theme: i) Provider-user interaction of maternity experience ii) Engaging men and boys in WACH(5) Conducted key informant interviews with academic institutions, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) managers at NGOs etc. to identify concrete solutions that will foster greater collaboration on metrics and coordination in data collection and dissemination to strengthen intersectoral dialogue on WACH.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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