MEASURE Evaluation works globally to strengthen the technical, leadership, and organizational capacity of in-country individuals and organizations to identify data needs and collect, analyze, and use appropriate data to meet those needs to achieve and sustain results. The goal of our capacity-building work is to enable M&E organizations and individuals to generate relevant quality data, analyze them, and then use these data to improve program planning and decision making, thus improving health systems and health status.
Capacity building is an operating philosophy of MEASURE Evaluation. Every technical assistance (TA) activity is considered an opportunity for capacity building. Even where there is no explicit mandate for capacity building, there are opportunities for transfer of technical skills and building strong leadership and organizations for M&E.
MEASURE Evaluation's capacity building approach has five main components:
- field-based TA to strengthen capacity of national and sub-national organizations responsible for M&E.
- partnerships with selected regional universities and training centers in developing countries for offering workshops and masters-level courses on M&E topics and strengthening their capacity to conduct M&E activities
- production of learning materials and online courses on M&E, made available for public use
- virtual leadership development programs for teams, by invitation
- participation in working groups which seek to harmonize capacity building strategies, approaches and tools across international agencies and donors.