Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 14054
Country/Region: Nigeria
Year: 2012
Main Partner: University of North Carolina
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $2,845,814

MEASURE Evaluation provides the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Federal Ministry of Womens Affairs and Social Development (FMoWASD), Departments and Agencies such as NPHCDA, Defense and Education and National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) with technical assistance to strengthen the collection, management, and dissemination and use of health and population data especially in HIV/AIDS. Activities in FY12 will build on previous work in continuing to support the Department of Health Planning Research and Statistics (DHPRS), NACA, National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCP), FMoWASD and sub-national levels with the objective of improving the quality of data and the use of information for decision-making.With COP10 and COP11 funds, the following activities would be completed with TA from MEASURE Evaluation:Revise National PMTCT tools and guidelines for data collection and reporting as well develop system strengthening plans for the PMTCT data quality improvement in 3 selected states based on assessment findings including case studies and guidelinesSupport GoN and other key stakeholders in developing M&E supportive supervision and monitoring guidelines and checklists as well as feedback mechanism that incorporate data quality and use of data for decision-making.Deploy and use of DHIS for health data capture in government facilities in Nigeria.Revise the Vulnerable Children monitoring and evaluation plan that align with current national plan of action (2011 2016) and training government officials and implementing partners on the use of National VC Management Information System (NOMIS)

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $540,000

MEASURE Evaluation will continue the process of building and strengthening a unified national monitoring and evaluation system for OVC programming. MEASURE Evaluation will further assist the government in developing a scale-up plan for rolling out of appropriate tools to enhance data collection/reporting, use of information and integrated quality assurance, and quality improvement as well as integrating this process into the national HIV/AIDS M&E data collection system. In COP12, MEASURE Evaluation will execute the following activities:Strengthen the use of information for decision-making by assisting the FMoWASD in data analysis, interpretation and presentation of results in a more easily accessible manner to users.Support FMWASD, their state counterparts and implementing partners in the roll-out and implementation of the National VC M&E Plan including the electronic database - the National VC Management Information System (NOMIS) and regular supportive supervision at the sub-national levelsProvide TA to FMWASD in organizing the M&E subcommittee of the National Technical Coordinating Group (NTCG) to ensure proper implementation of the National NPA on VCProvide on-going technical support to government and implementing partners on research and evaluation to meet data needs on vulnerable children programmingProvide on-going capacity building to government agencies and IPs on supportive supervision for data audit and information use in vulnerable children programmingStrengthen information transmission and sharing at all levels of the Ministrys systemsStrengthen coordination among VC stakeholders by assuring the participation of national level CSO staff in SI coordination meetings and assisting the CSOs M&E team to implement decisions taken during such meetings.Develop the CSOs M&E teams capacity in collecting, managing, analyzing, sharing, and disseminating VC-related data.Strengthen coordination among non-health sector stakeholders by supporting quarterly coordination meetings on strategic information (information sharing, harmonization and validation of state-level data).

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $2,305,814

In COP12, MEASURE Evaluation will execute the following activities:Assist with capacity building in the scale-up of HIV/AIDS patient-monitoring data-collection tools (paper-based).Strengthen coordination among HIV/AIDS data stakeholders by supporting quarterly coordination meetings on strategic information (information sharing, harmonization and validation of state-level data).Support routine data collection, review, reporting, dissemination and use efforts of relevant government agencies and continue to offer technical assistance to improve data quality, in their evaluation, surveillance and research efforts.Partnerships, collaboration and networking: Identify and team up with other partners of relevant mandate to provide the necessary synergy for the improvement of information systems management in the Nigerian health sector.Support and provide TA in the secondary analysis of existing surveys and surveillance datasets.Provide technical expertise to NACA and NASCP in the areas of capacity building for monitoring and evaluation, modeling, operations research and impact evaluation in the countryStrengthen data generation, analysis and use for action plan and decision making at national and state levelsProvide supervision and mentorship for National, states and Local Government Area M&E staff.Develop standardized supportive supervision to train M&E/HMIS personnelSupport and provide TA to the Federal Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholders in the review of health institutions curricula and incorporate M&E/HIS concepts and fundamentals sessions.Strengthen the use of information for decision-making by updating and producing key national policy documents for the health sector.Support the deployment of NHMIS Software (DHIS) in Nigeria.

Subpartners Total: $0
Palladium Group (formerly Futures Group): NA
John Snow, Inc: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $800,000
Human Resources for Health $800,000