How to Strengthen Program Implementation at Scale: Evidence from Nigeria
*Recommended Audience: Introductory/Undergraduate Students, Young Professionals/Graduate Students, and Mid-Level Professionals
UNICEF’s Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package has been adapted and implemented in over 70 countries, but little is known about its impact on IYCF behaviors. To generate evidence, USAID’s SPRING Project, UNICEF, and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health completed a rigorous evaluation of a program implementing the package at scale in Nigeria, producing valuable evidence about the package’s impact and recommendations to strengthen implementation. In this session, participants will go behind the scenes of this landmark evaluation, digging into the program’s implementation and impact pathway and evaluation data to gain an understanding of how the program was designed, how the program worked in practice, and what lessons were learned from the program evaluation to strengthen program implementation in the future.
Speakers: Sarah Cunningham, SPRING Project/JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.; Dr. Sascha Lamstein, SPRING Project/JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.