Evaluation of Danida's SRHR Strategy 2006-2013

Euro Health Group (EHG), in partnership with The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherland, were contracted by Danida to carry out an evaluation of its SRHR Strategy for the period 2006-2013 with a focus on determining Denmark’s contribution to SRHR outcomes across four thematic areas:  gender equality and empowering women, improving SRH, young people and access to information and linking HIV/AIDS and SRHR responses. The team works to evaluate the results of the multi-dimensional and multi-sectoral nature of Denmark’s Strategy for SRHR in order to demonstrate what has been achieved at an international level and in two country case studies (Ghana and Mozambique).  Additionally, the evaluation will inform future support for SRHR and provide evidence for Danida’s staff, likeminded stakeholders and development partners for the promotion of SRHR in their programmes, policy dialogue and advocacy work.

To date, the team has documented the results of what has been achieved at an international level and in the two country case studies to inform future support for SRHR in light of the strategic decisions to place Denmark in front of international advocacy for SRHR. At the international level this included analysing Danida’s support to UNFPA and entailed visits to UNFPA headquarter and country offices.  The overall approach to the assignment is grounded in a contribution analysis methodology which focuses on establishing theories of change and subsequent results frameworks at international and country levels. The evaluation is realist in nature focusing on the many potential variations in the interaction of programs Contexts, Mechanism and Outcome Configurations – thereby reflecting the complexity of causal systems and mechanisms by acknowledging the causal contributions (theories of change) resulting from interventions. The team is also taking into consideration the rights based approach in SRHR employed by Danida, and attempts to determine to what extent the operational and programmatic elements of the Strategy have been informed by a rights-based approach.  At present the team is putting together the synthesis report after having developed and presented the country case reports and implemented and analysed an online survey of other targeted countries. 

EHG Team with the Honourable Minister and Health  Professor Dr. Pe Thet