Maternal Health Accountability-related Grants in Nigeria: Midline Evaluation Report

Feb 26, 2016
  • Description

Since 2013, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funds a portfolio of seven 3-year grants in Nigeria focused on government accountability to maternal and reproductive health, focusing on four accountability strategies – budget analysis, community mobilization, legal approaches, and maternal death audits. The portfolio spans federal, state, and local levels; 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and five geopolitical zones. The Foundation prioritized a learning-focused evaluation process for this portfolio, and commissioned EnCompass LLC to refine the portfolio's theory of change, conduct baseline and midline assessments, and build grantee organizations' capacity to monitor their grants. This midline evaluation report assesses progress along the portfolio theory of change to identify what grantees should do more of, less of, or differently in the remaining year of their grants to ensure grant and portfolio effectiveness.