Mid term evaluation of the TB Reach Initiative

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Client Stop TB Partnership
Dates 2012
Sector(s)Global Health
Service(s)Policy & Economics, Review & Evaluation
The  TB REACH initiative was launched in 2010 to provide short-term and fast-track grants to projects that aim to achieve early and increased TB case detection using innovative approaches in populations that are poor and vulnerable and have limited access to care.

CEPA was appointed to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the initiative, which addressed three fundamental questions:

  • Is the initiative on track to achieve its expected results in terms of an increase in the case detection and numbers of additional patients treated successfully in comparison with the baseline?
  • Is the initiative likely to identify some innovative approaches which would support the intended results and be subsequently adopted and scaled up by relevant national-level partners?
  • Is the initiative, including its governance, management and operational arrangements for approving and disbursing grants, well managed?

CEPA employed a range of techniques in support of the evaluation, including a desk-based review of documentation, quantitative analysis of the trends in country approvals and disbursements across funding ‘waves’, consultations with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, an electronic survey, comparator analysis and country studies in Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.