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Research & Monitoring

At GHF, we are aware that donors want to make sure that their funds/efforts produce the desired outcomes. We therefore, integrate research, monitoring and evaluation into all our development programs. Using a range of research methods tailored to the context, we strive to answer the questions; what works, what doesn’t, and what can be done to strengthen current policies and practices. Our desire is to contribute greatly to the advancement of communities where we work, help to avoid duplication of services, provide improved coordination and equal access to quality services.

Research :

We believe in Participatory Research Methods that involve inquiry, but also action as this is crucial to developing successful intervention models.  The ultimate goal is to influence decision-making processes and impact people’s’ lives locally.  Main methods used include; focus groups and multi stakeholder meetings, surveys, Interviews, oral testimonies, story collection as a foundation for collective analysis, and secondary data analysis.

Monitoring :

We monitor and track program performance against our key indicators. The monitoring and Evaluation department is responsible for administering baseline, midline and end line surveys to evaluate the impact of our programs. Our team conducts supportive supervision and technical/Data quality assessment visits and holds monthly review and research meetings in order to generate new evidence and incorporate research insights across all programs. GHF is extensively involved in policy dialogue with the various partners/stakeholders.