MEASURE Evaluation: Our Impact

Xavier Alterescu, LLM, MIB, PhD (ABD). {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

Inspired leadership, sound management and transparent governance are critical components of any organization facing complex challenges and pressure to produce sustainable results. These three components are especially important to health service organizations and their managers, leaders and governors. MSH spoke with Xavier Alterescu, LLM, MIB, PhD (ABD), deputy director of the USAID-funded Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) Project, on MSH's approach to building leaders for improving health. Can you provide background on MSH's role with leadership development for health?

A SARO participant explains how observed behaviors can demonstrate the practices of a leader. {Photo credit: MSH}Photo credit: MSH

In June 2010, USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation, phase III (MEval-III) launched a Leadership Development Program (LDP), led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), in the Southeast Asia Regional Office (SARO) of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). IPPF is a global organization that works through a network of country member associations and select partnerships with local organizations to provide services and advocate for sexual and reproductive rights around the world.

 A new Virtual Leadership Development Program (VLDP) focused on identifying and overcoming leadership challenges related to strengthening monitoring & evaluation (M&E) performance for health teams working in Anglophone countries will begin on January 21, 2013 under USAID's MEASURE Evaluation Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Associate Award, through Management Sciences for Health (MSH).The VLDP is designed to strengthen leadership and management practices and to empower those involved in the collection, reporting, analysis and use of health data at all levels of an organiza

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Enhancing its work in capacity building and health systems strengthening across the world, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has become a primary partner of the MEASURE Evaluation Project. Spearheaded by USAID and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MEASURE Evaluation works to improve the collection, analysis, and presentation of data and promote their use in planning, policymaking, managing, monitoring, and evaluating of population, health, and nutrition programs. MSH is joining the program as it enters its twelfth year.

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