Location: Pakistan

Project assessment and health financing consulting

A two-person IDEAS team assisted the International Rescue Committee (IRC) PRIDE Project to assess its accomplishments after four years of work in two of the districts most affected by the devastating 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan. The assessment showed that the PRIDE team achieved remarkable results which were featured in the local media. Important quality and service delivery indicators improved, some dramatically. Interviews with facility managers and committee chairmen indicated a strong belief that they could sustain many of the improvements after the end of PRIDE.

Earlier, through USAID funding, IDEAS provided PRIDE with health financing advice, in the same two earthquake-devastated health districts. With technical support from IDEAS, PRIDE completed an analysis of the increased recurrent costs of the expanded infrastructure being built to replace that which was destroyed in 2005.

Additional work with PRIDE staff provided support to develop district health plans, which increased prospects for the sustainability of the project’s interventions. We also worked with PRIDE staff to develop strategies to link financing to the achievement of service performance objectives in the two districts.

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