This evaluation report was conducted by Health Partners International (HPI) and Triple Line conducted at the end of the DFID-funded Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) programme.
HPS supports partnerships between UK health organisations and their counterparts in 32 developing countries (mainly in Africa and Asia) to build capacity in the health workforce and health institutions in those countries and in the UK. HPS is managed by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET).
The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the health partnership model that has been implemented in the HPS programme. The focus was on the effectiveness of the programme as a whole, plus learning about what works and what does not work in the current programme’s approach.
The evaluation was a theory-based with a heavy emphasis on delivering evidence for the requirements of the key stakeholder community. A Theory of Change was developed by the evaluation team and was used to explore change prompted by the projects, and as the framework for analysis and reporting.
The evaluation methodology was designed to assess contribution of the programme to the changes observed and picked up through the data collection methods.
Evaluation findings overwhelmingly demonstrated the effectiveness of the partnership and volunteering approach in supporting health worker capacity strengthening. The Health Partnership Scheme has been successful in strengthening partnerships and project approaches so that there are more chances of sustainability and wide-scale change.
Read more about the project here.