Third Annual Health Monitoring & Evaluation and Public Policy Best Practice Conference

The third Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Best Practices Conference is the continuation of other two conferences held in 2017 and 2018. The purpose of the conference is to serve as a forum for sharing and cross learning monitoring and evaluation (M&E) best practices in Tanzania and in other developing countries. This year conference attract stakeholders from health related field to share their best practices and research findings in the field of M&E to enhance evidence-based strategic planning of health programs. The theme of the conference highlighted current context, novel contributions, best practices, research findings and lessons learned in the use of M&E data for improvement program, policies and guidelines.

This year conference will build of last year conference by focusing on two broad groups of actors who are dealing with health related services provision. The first group comprise of people dealing with formulation of policy guidelines, health intervetions and health Systems design where in Tanzania is regulated by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC); and the second group comprise of people involved in policy and program implementation under the President’s office – Regional Administration and Local Government PO-RALG. Bringing these two groups together will provide opportunity for sharing the M&E best practices and research findings in an area of programmes and policies formulation, implementation and re-programming.

The conference will invite authors to submit their original contributions of M&E scientific research in program formulation, implementation or policies and guideline evaluation. In addition, the conference will also invite paper focusing in sharing experiences of data generation and use at community level, Local Government level and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The experiences must be related to health programs or interventions design and improvement. The authors will be required to submit the abstract which will be evaluated and once approved will be required to submit a full text or poster for Presentation. The abstract should includes; introduction, methods, findings, reflection, recommendation and conclusion. It should have not more than 500 words, time new roman, 1.5 spaces.

Abstract submissions should fall within one of the tracks below:

  1. Routine data use for planning processes
  2. Innovative strategies for improving quality of data
  3. Link between DHIS2 and the Direct Health Facility Financing
  4. New technologies for data collection, management, visualization and dissemination
  5. Improving Health Services delivery through Evaluation
  6. Ensuring Good Health and well-being: New Approaches and methods in Evaluation
  7. Use of Monitoring and Evaluation to improve Public Policy and Governance
  8. Evaluation evidence and what’s done to influence national policies and actions
  9. Industrialization Revolution: Implications for Evaluation

A subset of highly ranked papers will be invited to present individual plenary presentations. The next ranked subset will be invited to present on a panel discussion and the remaining accepted abstracts will be invited to present posters. Abstracts highlighting a specific product or tool may request to be considered for or asked to provide a lightning talk to share the processes and results of digital M&E tools and products being rolled out in Tanzania and beyond. Quality paper presentation will be selected for more improvement to be considered for publication in the East Africa Journal of Applied Health Monitoring and Evaluation (EAJAHME)