National Evaluation Platform
National Evaluation Platforms
The National Evaluation Platform equips national decision-makers with tools, skills, and information to evaluate health and nutrition programs by identifying, systematically compiling, and rigorously analyzing data from diverse sources. Empowered with evidence, countries can make strategic decisions that will achieve maximum health and nutrition impact.
The National Evaluation Platform is a
- new way to assess the effectiveness and impact of maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (MNCH&N) programs
- systematic approach for identifying and compiling health and nutrition data from diverse sources, and ensuring that they are available for program evaluation
- core set of analytical methods for developing evidence-based answers to countries’ pressing program and policy questions
- commitment to building sustainable national capacity
Nep is country-owned and country-led
From 2014 through 2016, four African countries—Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, and Tanzania—are building their own National Evaluation Platforms, with technical guidance from IIP and funding support from the Government of Canada. Public institutions are leading actors in every aspect of NEP’s development and use. Each country has developed a high-level steering committee to lead the initiative, and has identified a “home institution” to manage NEP.