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Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluation

By Health Systems Innovation and Delivery

Uncovering what's working, what's not working, and why.

The Global Fund Prospective Country (PCE) generates timely feedback intended to inform Global Fund decision-makers and country disease programs at each step of the grant cycle, from application to implementation. Through embedded local evaluation platforms, our innovative integration of quantitative and qualitative methods facilitates rapid identification of problems, efficient investigation into root causes, and targeted communication of recommendations.

What is the PCE?

Commissioned by the Global Fund's Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) in 2017, the PCE is an embedded mixed-methods evaluation platform designed to examine the Global Fund business model, investments, and contribution to disease program outcomes and impact in eight countries. The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and PATH work hand in hand with evaluation partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Senegal, and Uganda; and the Euro Health Group (EHG), University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and Itad work with teams in Cambodia, Mozambique, Myanmar, and Sudan.

What makes the PCE unique?

  • Prospective evaluation allows for timely data collection, analysis, visualization, and interpretation aligned with program implementation.
  • Mixed-methods approaches utilizing qualitative process evaluation to explain quantitative impact results allowing for a deeper understanding of the 'what', 'why', and 'how' of grant implementation.
  • Data triangulation across a variety of primary and secondary data sources increases the strength of findings.
  • Synthesis across multiple diverse country portfolios highlights recurring themes to inform Global Fund business model processes.
  • Dissemination and regular feedback to stakeholders enables use of PCE findings in decision-making.

Findings and Reports