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Institute for International Programs

Mission and Work Areas

Local worker, mother and baby

About IIP

IIP is a network of scientists based in various institutions, and is housed administratively within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  

The focus is on low-income countries, and on research that produces information to improve programs and policies.

IIP is a network of scientists based in various institutions, and is housed administratively within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. IIP has developed, jointly with the International Health Partnership (IHP+), a set of principles to guide collaborative work with countries.

Guiding Principles

  1. Collective action: primary focus on the contribution of the collective efforts to scale-up the health sector response in countries. 
  2. Alignment with country processes: build upon national processes that countries have established to M&E progress in the implementation of national plans.
  3. Balance between country participation and independence: driven by country needs but conducted in a manner which maintains independence of evaluation.
  4. Harmonised approaches: common protocols and standardized outcome indicators and measurement tools, with appropriate country adaptations. 
  5. Capacity building and health information system strengthening: systematic involvement of country institutions. 
  6. Adequate funding: between 5% and 10% of the overall scale-up funds set aside for monitoring performance, evaluation, operational research and strengthening health information systems.