External Evaluation of the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) Project

Project Description

The Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) is a $79 million project awarded to PATH in 2005 to scale-up malaria intervention in select sub-Sahara African countries. MACEPA seeks to reduce and ultimately eliminate death and illness attributed to malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by improving national efforts to scale up coverage of effective interventions and by disseminating operational guidance to inform the policies and practices of donors, implementing partners, and national governments.

The Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) at Boston University (BU) will conduct an external evaluation of MACEPA using an integrated data collection, synthesis, and analysis process. Site visits and key informant interviews will be conducted in Seattle, Geneva, and three MACEPA implementation countries: Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania.  Specific evaluation objectives include:

  1. Assess and document MACEPA’s achievements to date and lessons learned in relation to its program objectives, as well as those achieved beyond these specific objectives.
  2. Document MACEPA’s engagement models and approaches to partnership at the country, regional, and global levels, and their relative effectiveness, advantages, and disadvantages.
  3. Assess MACEPA’s contribution to building national infrastructure and capacity to plan, find needed resources, implement, and evaluate national malaria programs.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Jonathon Simon
Boston University Co-Investigators Donald Thea, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi
Collaborators N/A
Country(ies) Ethiopia, Zambia, Tanzania
Dates of Research 2012-2013
Donor/Funder Gates_foundation_logo_150The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation