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Project: Evaluation of the Disseminating Avahan Lessons in South Africa project (DALSA)

Client: Family Health International 360 (fhi360)
Duration: April to June 2015

The evaluation served as an end-project assessment and review of the fhi360 DALSA project. The DALSA project consisted of adapting and replicating an Indian HIV/Aids prevention programme that was successfully implemented, in South Africa and Kwa-Zulu Natal specifically. The programme’s key focus (in both India and South Africa) was on Key Populations[1] and HIV/Aids prevention.

Project Name: Evaluation of the Disseminating Avahan Lessons in South Africa project (DALSA)

Client: Family Health International 360 (fhi360)

Project Duration: April to June 2015

Sector: HIV/Aids, Public Health

Service provided: Summative, end-project evaluation of the DALSA project

The final evaluation report provided a comprehensive overview of DALSA, focussing on the DALSA project objectives and whether these were met, based on gathered and analysed programme data, and documented achievements and challenges. In addition, the final report summarised key lessons learnt and practical recommendations generated from the evaluation that may inform fhi360, the Departments of Health, as well as other partners/stakeholders, of approaches to scale up HTA and KPs programmes in the near future.

The main aim of the evaluation was be to provide fhi360 with accurate information on the overall efficacy of the DALSA 2011 – 2014 project.

Project Deliverable: Final DALSA summative evaluation report

Our Approach:

CC&DW implemented a summative evaluation approach in order to render a summary judgement on certain critical aspects of DALSA’s performance and whether the specific project goals and objectives were met. The summative nature of this evaluation guided the evaluator in gathering evidence of the achievements of the DALSA project, as well as information on what can be done to improve the future implementation, effectiveness and efficiency of DALSA activities that expands HIV/Aids prevention programming.

CC&DW employed a mixed method design for the evaluation. Our team developed an in-depth understanding of the evaluation objectives through both quantitative (obtained through a desktop review, secondary data, and DALSA project documents and reports) and qualitative data collection techniques (obtained through face-to-face interviews with key informants).


[1] ‘Key Populations’ refer to those at higher risk of HIV exposure and transmission, including Sex Workers (both male and female), Men who have Sex with Men, Truckers, People Who Inject Drugs and Transgender persons.