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Evaluation of DFID-CHAI Market-Shaping for Access to Safe, Effective and Affordable Health Commodities

Field of Expertise:
Medical Products, Technologies; Policy/Strategy/DRA; Pharmaceutical markets (shaping, assessments, studies)
Narrative description of project:
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has commissioned an independent evaluation of its £35m programme of support to the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) entitled ‘Market-Shaping for Access to Safe, Effective and Affordable Health Commodities’. The e-Pact consortium was engaged to deliver this evaluation through the Global Evaluation Framework Agreement (GEFA).
The DFID-CHAI Market-Shaping programme focused on increasing access to safe, effective and affordable commodities to support priority healthcare interventions in developing countries. At the logframe Impact level, the DFID grant was expected to contribute to the health-related MDGs by leveraging savings achieved towards increased testing and treatment for key conditions. At the Outcome level, the grant aimed to facilitate access to, and quality of, treatment of more patients within current funding levels. This was to be achieved by reducing the cost of health commodities and delivery, and increasing the availability of more affordable commodities (both number and amount procured) originating from low-cost, high-quality manufacturing environments such as China and India.