Publication Date December 1, 2021 Program & Technical Resources

Addressing Gender in Global Health and Development: Insights from MOMENTUM

This brief provides an overview of how MOMENTUM addresses gender across the project cycle and within a variety of program areas. Given MOMENTUM’s scale and scope, insights from this resource may be useful to other global health implementers seeking to ensure that gender is effectively integrated within their projects.

Publication Date December 1, 2021 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM Learning Agenda: Capturing learning to better adapt and implement programs

MOMENTUM developed a shared learning agenda that explores if MOMENTUM goals were achieved and how partners achieved success, capturing information on the contexts, strategies, approaches, and adaptations shaping MOMENTUM’s work. This factsheet outlines the MOMENTUM learning agenda and its relevance to the broader health and development community.

Publication Date December 1, 2021 Training & Guidance

Toolkit: Adaptive Learning in Projects and Programs

This Adaptive Learning Basic Toolkit includes a set of practical tools and approaches for designing and implementing a project or program that uses the principles of adaptive learning. An underlying assumption of this toolkit is that adaptive learning approaches are more effective when they are integrated into program design and used systematically for the purpose of program improvement, rather than as a single tool or strategy to be added to a program that otherwise uses conventional approaches.

Publication Date December 1, 2021 Research & Evidence

Promising Practices for Engaging Local Faith Actors to Promote Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccination: Lessons Learned from Ghana, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda

This report summarizes evidence about engaging local faith actors to promote uptake of COVID-19 vaccination. It is a special investigation into lessons learned from four countries: Ghana, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. The report explores 15 promising practices for increasing vaccine uptake through strategic engagement of faith actors. The Policy Brief, “Promising Practices for Engaging Local Faith Actors to Promote Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccination: Lessons Learned from Four Countries,” provides an 8-page synopsis of the lessons outlined in the report.

Publication Date November 1, 2021 Program & Technical Resources

Private Sector Engagement to Boost Reach of Immunization Programs

This brief introduces key issues on private sector engagement (PSE) for immunization service delivery in the context of COVID-19 vaccine rollout. It is part of broader work by MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery to distill the evidence and outline the potential for PSE to increase the uptake of immunization in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where immunization resources are constrained.

Publication Date November 1, 2021 Program & Technical Resources

20 Essential Resources for Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Fragile Settings

This collection, curated by MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience and USAID's Knowledge Success, brings together key resources for implementing partners working on family planning and reproductive health programs in fragile settings. The resources provide background on the complexities of fragile settings and identifies opportunities for collaboration and coordination in fragile settings where development and humanitarian actors may be operating.

Publication Date November 1, 2021 Research & Evidence

Nutrition Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health

MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership developed a technical brief on the nutrition components of the WHO maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (MNCAH) Quality of Care (QoC) standards and associated policy and implementation considerations, and early learning related to implementing these nutrition standards. The primary objective of the brief is to raise awareness among nutrition and MNCAH stakeholders (country and global) of the nutrition QoC standards, and of the opportunities to apply the standards to improve the quality of integrated MNCAH and nutrition services. The brief highlights early learning from three QoC Network countries (Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ghana) that are implementing efforts to improve the quality of integrated health and nutrition services, and outlines policy and implementation considerations for improving the quality of integrated nutrition and MNCAH services. MCGL will continue to use the brief as part of its technical and capacity development assistance efforts with a subset of countries to advance nutrition as a component of QoC efforts for women, newborns, children, and adolescents.

Publication Date November 1, 2021 Training & Guidance

Complexity Aware Monitoring (CAM) Workshop Series

MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator hosted a five-session Complexity Aware Monitoring (CAM) Workshop webinar series in July and August 2021. The workshop featured CAM practitioners from both within and outside the MOMENTUM suite of awards to present CAM approaches and provide real-world applications in a dynamic, interactive setting. The workshops were an opportunity for MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator to build the capacity of MOMENTUM field and headquarters staff, USAID staff, and other external participants in the use of CAM approaches. The engaging sessions featured breakout groups, discussions, and question and answer sessions with experts on topics ranging from preparation to implement CAM approaches to integrating specific approaches like outcome harvesting, most significant change, and pause and reflect into their programming. 

Publication Date November 1, 2021 Research & Evidence

Organizational Capacity: An Enhanced Framework

This report provides an overview of current organizational capacity literature and proposes a new enhanced framework that reflects on the evolution of capacity development thinking in recent years. The framework also considers MOMENTUM’s programmatic interests in performance, resilience, sustainability, adaptive learning, and systems thinking. This new framework hones in on a limited set of key observable behaviors and practices that drive organizational performance rather than on the documents and structures often sought as evidence of organizational capacity. By doing so, it offers preliminary suggestions for how MOMENTUM and others can use the framework for capacity planning and measurement and brings organizational performance to the forefront of capacity development.

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