Global Health

USAID Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program

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)

USAID Performance and Impact Evaluation (P&IE)

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)

USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management project

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-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)

Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting for Improved Health (CLAimHealth) Activity for USAID/Philippines

As a prime contractor, Panagora provides technical support for monitoring, evaluation, and learning to USAID/Philippines’ Health Project to improve health for underserved Filipinos. Panagora is formulating health, gender integration, and institutionalization/sustainability indicators; recommending geographic areas for family planning and maternal/child health coverage; undertaking baseline data collection and ongoing

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USAID/Ukraine’s Strengthening TB Control

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)

USAID/Dominican Republic

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.

USAID/Uganda Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN)

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.