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Evaluation of Health Institution Capacity Assessment Tool (HICAP), Malawi

In 2013, Concern Worldwide (Malawi) implemented the Health Institution Capacity Assessment Process (HICAP), a participatory and capacity building approach that assists local governance structures to better address community health needs, particularly maternal and child health and nutrition.

Country/Region: Malawi
Dates/Duration: 2015
Funded by: Concern Worldwide
Funders: Ministry of Health and Sanitation

In 2013, Concern Worldwide (Malawi) implemented the Health Institution Capacity Assessment Process (HICAP), a participatory and capacity building approach that assists local governance structures to better address community health needs, particularly maternal and child health and nutrition.

As the application of the tool expanded to include Food, Income and Markets as well as the Health sector, Concern contracted CGA to conduct an evaluation and review the effectiveness, relevance, and sustainability of the HICAP process in strengthening health capacity and coordination at community level.

Our evaluation focused on district and community levels health sector stakeholders and provided
strategic recommendations to enhance the implementation of the process to ensure sustainable capacity building, inform the programme design and prepare for its handover to local government.

CGA was contracted to evaluate the HICAP tool through a mixture of key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and desk review.

Outputs and Resources

More information is available at: https://www.concern.net/insights/health-institution-capacity-assessment-process-malawi-evaluation

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