17 Mar Health Action Plan for Afghanistan (HAPA)
HAPA is supported by the Government of Canada and (Agence Française de Développement) and aims to improve the health status of men and women in selected provinces of Afghanistan, particularly women of reproductive age and children under five. AKF Canada has contracted for two years a consortium of Afghan and U.S. based organizations namely as The Natoma Group (Privately held U.S. consulting firm), Afghanistan Center for Excellence (ACE) and (Afghanistan based) and Soft Power Solutions (SPS), an Afghan woman-owned research and M&E firm, to act as Third Party Monitor to provide ongoing assessment of the performance of the five-year health initiative, Health Action Plan for Afghanistan (HAPA). Under this project, The Natoma Group is the Consortium Project Director and reports to the AKFC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The specific objectives of this project to be undertaken by the consortium are as below:
- To conduct performance audit of the project progress reported to donors, including analysis of facilitating and obstructing factors;
- To assess the effectiveness of the HAPA M&E system and advise the project stakeholders for improvement; and
- To help partners manage risks and recommend corrective adjustments as needed.