Our Work

Illustrative Projects

Private Sector Health and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

For the USAID Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) Project in Afghanistan, Panagora is identifying areas for growth and for continued strengthening and engagement of key private health associations; conducting a landscape analysis to identify new private sector initiatives; leveraging the implementation of new Minimum Required Standards to support certification of private providers; exploring and pursuing franchising initiatives; and identifying and implementing new small-scale PPPs. (Palladium Group, prime contractor)

Panagora led private sector initiatives on the USAID Integrated Health Project in Burundi, starting by developing a PPP and Private Sector Strategy. In the first year, we designed, negotiated, and initiated two PPPs with a leading Burundian mobile phone company to support malaria prevention. Panagora also developed PPPs to address family planning/reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and TB, with special outreach to youth. (FHI360 prime contractor)

For the USAID Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program, Panagora strengthened PPPs that support the large franchise network. We helped design and negotiate support from 29 PPP partners; re-set the relationship with 10 pharmaceutical companies providing pre-negotiated discount pricing for the network; organized PPP relationships using best practices in PPP work planning, project management, troubleshooting, and reporting; and designed a PPP review and knowledge sharing event. (Chemonics International, prime contractor)

Organizational Development and Capacity Building

On the USAID Afya Jijini Project, Panagora is helping the project manage grants to four local entities that are to provide health services in Nairobi. Panagora assessed the four entities’ systems, proposed subcontracting mechanisms, and helped the organizations establish rate structures. Panagora also is providing training and hands-on support on how to set up and manage a small grants under contract program. (IMA World Health, prime contractor)

Panagora supported capacity-building of two key Afghani implementing partners on the USAID Afghanistan Regional Agricultural Development Program – South. We facilitated organizational self-assessments, developed capacity-building plans, and prepared a tailored organizational development toolkit with applied training modules in: management and governance; project development and management; gender mainstreaming; USAID rules and regulations; strategic planning; and sustainability planning and resource management. (Chemonics International, prime contractor)

Under the USAID Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program, Panagora worked hand-in-hand with Capacity Building Services Group of Bangladesh to prepare local NGOs for donor awards. We supported 26 NGOs in carrying out facilitated self-assessments, then developed a capacity building plan with applied training in governance, organizational and project management, human resources/performance management, administrative and financial management systems, and project communications. Twelve NGOs – triple the target – put in place the policies, systems, and procedures required to host direct awards. (Chemonics International, prime contractor)

Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation

On the USAID Performance and Impact Evaluation (P&IE) contract to assess the School Health and Reading Program in Uganda, Panagora provides third-party, parallel monitoring support and feedback throughout implementation of the program to inform timely program adjustment. We are conducting the mid-term and final performance evaluations to assess program effectiveness and impact on student learning. (NORC, prime contractor)

Panagora partners with a technology company, Newdea, to advance the use of its best-in-class cloud-based Project Center software. This software manages all planning, financial, and performance data and associated rich media, providing a collaborative platform for better teamwork, learning, knowledge exchange, and oversight. Its automated reports and dashboard allow users to monitor their performance in real-time, aggregating information at the project, geographic, sectoral, or organizational level.

Knowledge Management, Learning and Adapting

The USAID Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) Project is procuring and delivering health commodities, strengthening in-country supply chain systems, and fostering collaboration among supply chain stakeholders worldwide. Panagora is spearheading knowledge management and communications centrally and for country-level programs, and supporting advocacy and knowledge sharing under the Global Community component. (Chemonics International, prime contractor)

Panagora leads the collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) activities on the USAID Uganda P&IE contract, which is one of USAID/Uganda’s pioneering CLA efforts. Panagora manages systematic assessment of performance to inform program adaptation; planned and implements a system of third party information collection and feedback to the reading project leadership; and helps manage results dissemination workshops that promote reflections on findings and discussion of adaptations. (NORC, prime contractor)

For the USAID/Ukraine’s Strengthening TB Control project, Panagora researched international best practices in web-based TB training and information management; guided formative research on user needs; and designed a detailed approach for creating and managing a resource center and community of practice. Panagora also drafted terms of reference for an IT company to build the resource center. Responsibility for the center and assets will be transferred to a local stakeholder under our build-operate-transfer approach. (Chemonics International, prime contractor)

Panagora is leading a five-year task order to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning services for USAID/Dominican Republic. In conjunction with EVAL-ME and local partners, we are providing evaluation, knowledge sharing, and adaptive management support to USAID’s portfolio addressing education, at-risk youth, citizen security, and climate change objectives. Engagement and capacity building of local partners and consultants is a key task order objective.

Panagora is conducting a performance evaluation of the USAID/Uganda Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) activity. Panagora’s team will examine the activity’s effect on gradual shifting to the Government of Uganda full management of the HIV/AIDS health services program. To achieve this, the evaluation team will conduct document reviews, develop data collection instruments, conduct key informant interviews and focus group discussions, and analyze data including network and contribution analyses. Key findings will be presented as lessons learned/best practices to inform future PEPFAR and USAID HIV/AIDS programming for Uganda.