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Christian Aid Ireland’s adaptive programme management

Governance, gender, peace building and human rights Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious. One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management. This paper, 'Learning to make a difference: Christian Aid Ireland’s adaptive programme management in governance, gender, peace building and human rights', is the product of a multi-year collaboration between ODI and the core team of Christian Aid Ireland to assess the relevance of adaptive or trial-and-error approaches to the field of governance, peace building and human rights. It explains the basis on which Christian Aid Ireland’s current five-year programme funded by Irish Aid has become committed to an adaptive approach. It then describes and seeks to draw lessons from the programme’s first year of experience, considering the possible implications for implementation over the coming years.

The state of governance in Nigeria: A situational analysis of Abia, Ebonyi, Imo and Kaduna States

Including citizens in the governing processes of a nation is crucial to achieve sustainable social and economic development. This study looks at the state of governance in eight communities in Nigeria.

Case study - added value of partnership is critical to family planning

Partnership is critical to Christian Aid’s Strengthening Community Health and HIV Response in Nigeria (SCHH) project in ensuring increased access to and uptake of crucial health services in rural, marginalised communities. Christian Aid works with Marie Stopes International to provide family planning services to women in SCHH communities. Produced by the Community Health and HIV (CHH) team at Christian Aid. 

PHC Assessment Reports in Anambra

This report provides an analysis of the status of primary health centres (PHCs) supported by Christian Aid in Anambra State, in terms of services, infrastructure and human resource capacities in relation to the national standard. The aim of the report is to improve engagement with relevant government authorities for health care planning and resourcing.

PHC Assessment Reports in Kaduna State

This report provides an analysis of the status of the assessed Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Kaduna State, in terms of services, infrastructure and human resource capacities in relation to the national standard. The findings of this report will help Christian Aid in engaging relevant government authorities for health care planning and resourcing.

PHC Assessment Reports in Plateau State

This report provides an analysis of the status of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Plateau State in terms of services, infrastructure and human resource capacities in relation to the national standard. The findings of this report will serve as an advocacy tool for Christian Aid in engaging relevant government authorities for health care planning and resourcing.

The Right to Essential Services: our work in Nigeria

An introduction to Christian Aid's work on rights and services in Nigeria, focussing on community health and HIV.

Sierra Leone - strengthening health systems parliamentary briefing

Discussed during parliamentary debate in 2014 on strengthening health systems in developing countries and development in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

A Review of Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes: lessons from Nigeria and Ghana

A study by EpiAFRIC, commissioned by Christian Aid, to examine the feasibility of rolling out or supporting the roll out of a community health insurance scheme in Nigeria and Ghana.

Voice to the People (V2P) mid-term programme review 2011

Voice to the People (V2P) programme management response to mid-term review, July 2011. 

Time to open up - 10 years after Rwandan genocide

A Christian Aid report on government accountability, human rights, and freedom of speech.  

PHC Assessment Reports in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

This report provides an analysis of the status of health facilities within communities supported by Christian Aid in the FCT (Abuja, Bwari and Kuje Municipal Councils), in the areas of services, infrastructure, human resource capacities etc. in relation to the national standard. The findings of this report would serve as an advocacy tool for engaging relevant government authorities for health care services planning and resourcing.