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Final Evaluation of the Institutional capacity building project in planning leadership and management in the UGANDA Health Sector - ICB Phase II

Enabel - Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC)
Field of Expertise:
Health Economics and Financing; PBF/RBF/OBF (and Budget); PBF/RBF/OBF (and Budget)
Narrative description of project:
The ‘Institutional Capacity Building Project in Planning, Leadership and Management in the Uganda Health Sector – Phase II’ (ICB II) is a follow-up project of a previous capacity building project, and aims at strengthening the planning, leadership and management capacities of public health staff, particularly at local government level. The focus is on piloting and testing a results-based financing approach in selected public health facilities in two of Uganda’s health regions, Rwenzori and West Nile, and this in complement to the ‘Institutional Support for the Private-Non-For-Profit Health Sub-Sector to Promote Universal Health Coverage in Uganda’ project’ that tests the same approach in private-non-for-profit facilities in the same regions. Other key interventions include the establishment of regional-level inter-district coordination structures, the development of a sustainable ambulance services model, improving health services planning using GIS software, and introducing e-health systems.
Description of services provided:
The mid-term review of the ICB II project was done by a team comprising one international and one national public health expert. It started at the end of October 2017 with a documentation review, a briefing meeting at the BTC head office and preparatory calls with the Project Management Team (PMT). The team conducted the field mission between October 31 and November 21. It comprised a combination of the review of all relevant documents, semi-structured interviews of key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and visits to a selected number of health facilities. At the end, all information was triangulated to formulate responses to the evaluation questions and these were presented to the stakeholders and beneficiaries during a feedback workshop. In the 2 weeks after the field visit a draft report was developed and a debriefing meeting was held at the BTC head office. The report was finalised in January 2018 after reception of the feedback of BTC and the Ministry of health.