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Monitoring and Evaluation in the Millennium Villages Project, Subaward with Millenium Promise and Soros

Lead PI: Maria Muniz

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

January 2011 - June 2014
Inactive
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Millennium Villages
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The second phase of the Millennium Villages Project will continue rigorous measurement and evaluation and therefore requires a core team that conducts scientific assessments using multiple research methods, including comparison villages, detailed surveys, laboratory work, and operation of information systems.

OUTCOMES: 2011-2013: Expected quarterly performance monitoring of dozens of MDG-relevant indicators; the creation of a monitoring tool that can be used for general MDG scaling up; development of several process evaluation modules to examine various issues of local systems design and effectiveness; examination of several natural experiments such as how the elimination of user fees at a particular primary health care facility affects health service utilization and access to vital interventions; detailed impact assessments that draw upon socio-economic, health, biological and anthropometric surveys within the villages alongside biophysical data on crop yields; and scientific publications of the Earth Institute to ensure the ongoing project innovations and lessons are rigorously captured to inform scaling up.

SPONSOR:

Millennium Promise Alliance

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Foundation, Open Society Institute

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$2,025,000

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

MDG Center for East and Southern Africa

KEYWORDS

laboratory work monitoring and evaluation millennium development goals survey poverty information systems