Monitoring and evaluation of your work is essential. A thoughtful evaluation will help you understand progress against goals, document program impact and provide evidence to guide program design and implementation improvements. Monitoring and evaluating health outcomes over time will inform future outreach and partnership priorities. Resources include information on implementing careful record keeping, feedback mechanisms and reporting for ongoing quality improvements.
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Basic Biostatistics Concepts and Tools (Williams, FIU Robert Stemple College of Public Health and Social Work)
Capacity-Building Guidance (Norem and McCorkle, American Red Cross, Catholic Relief Services, USAID)
Global Surgical Initiatives to Reduce the Surgical Burden of Disease (University of California – Davis, 2012)
Guide to the 2010 HAP Standard in Accountability and Quality Management See especially pp. 28-53 for useful checklists
Perceptions of Short-term Medical Volunteer Work: A Qualitative Study in Guatemala (University of Colorado, 2009)