This collection of the Digital Square Resource Library contains a collection of health information systems (HIS) strengthening tools and resources that were produced by the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project. From 2014–2020, MEASURE Evaluation, Phase IV, worked to improve the capacity of low- and middle-income countries to generate and use high-quality health information to make evidence-informed, strategic decisions at local, regional, and national levels. These resources also are available on the MEASURE Evaluation HIS Strengthening Resource Center, which will become static in March 2020.
MEASURE Evaluation was led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), with a consortium comprising five health system expert organizations: ICF International, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, Palladium, and Tulane University.
This health information systems (HIS) country profile analysis summarizes the status of the HIS in 39 United States Agency for International Development (USAID) priority countries through 30 indicators. The results are presented for (1) all countries, (2) for United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) countries, and (3) for focus countries where USAID is working to achieve the goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. The individual country profiles can be accessed at https://www.measureevaluation.org/his-strengthening-resource-center/country-profiles.
The report presents:
> The 30 indicators and their definitions
> The status of the HIS in the three categories of USAID priority countries for these indicators
Addressing gender when monitoring and evaluating projects for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) helps ensure equity in access and benefits for boys and girls. This brief explores the importance of gender in monitoring and evaluation activities and suggests indicators to reveal and explain gender gaps in OVC outcomes.