SEA/RC54/6 - Joint evaluation of two supplementary intercountry programmes (ICP-II): "tobacco free initiative" and "improving the health of the marginalized and vulnerable groups"
AbstractThe 53rd session of the Regional Committee (RC) recommended proactive involvement and participation of Member countries in all stages of the intercountry programme, from planning to programme evaluation. The Committee suggested an evaluation of the implementation of one priority programme area at the intercountry level selected from the previous RC resolutions. The first meeting of the High-Level Task Force for Intercountry Collaboration, held in December 2000, suggested that a supplementary intercountry programme (ICP-II), selected from among those noted in the previous RC resolutions, be evaluated and reported to its 54th Session. Accordingly, the Regional Director selected the following two programmes for review: (1) Tobacco Free Initiative; and (2) Improving the health of the marginalized and vulnerable groups. The evaluation was undertaken at the country (India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) and Regional Office levels by a joint team comprising representatives from (1) Member countries, focal points for either of the two programmes or high-level officials familiar with the programmes, and (2) the Regional Office. The country visits lasting five working days took place during the period 30 April to 18 May 2001. Each team interviewed officials and staff involved in programme implementation in the Ministry of Health and/or other focal ministries, the WHO country office staff, members of relevant NGOs and organizations of the United Nations system. The teams reviewed relevant WHO, country and NGO documents. Based on the teams’ individual country analysis, a preliminary draft report was prepared by the Regional Office. Over an intensive two-day period, 24th and 25th May, the full joint evaluation team, chaired by the representative from Nepal, met in the Regional Office to finalize the report (attached), which is now being submitted to the Regional Committee for its consideration .
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2001). SEA/RC54/6 - Joint evaluation of two supplementary intercountry programmes (ICP-II): "tobacco free initiative" and "improving the health of the marginalized and vulnerable groups". WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128875