In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the USAID NTD Program, the Agency commissioned an independent evaluation that was conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health under the Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro) contract. The evaluation’s purpose was to answer the following four key questions:
The Executive Summary provides an overview of the evaluation purpose, background on the program and key findings. Building on this overview, the evaluation reviews examples of programs and considers cross-cutting themes and emerging trends. Taken together, these considerations informed key recommendations for the future. The recommendations overall highlight the need to keep a balance between achieving the wins that are within reach for select elimination diseases, while continuing to support National NTD programs in their efforts to manage evolving programs that need to find a solid footing within national ministry of health programs and the Sustainable Development Goals.
A few cross-cutting themes of note highlight the current progress the community is making and reinforce the new and emerging issues being considered:
The findings from the evaluation have implications for the future direction of the Agency NTD Program. Importantly, the evaluation will also be useful for the NTD community working at the global, regional and country levels. The Agency and the global NTD community can apply these recommendations immediately and beyond as we approach the post-2020 era.
Download a copy of the USAID NTD Program 2016 Evaluation [PDF, 2.9MB], or read it online: