Virtual Community of Practice: M&E of DSD

Virtual Community of Practice: M&E of DSD

The CQUIN network identified Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of differentiated service delivery (DSD) as a focus area during breakout sessions at the Launch Meeting in March 2017.

CQUIN convened the virtual M&E Community of Practice (CoP) as a forum for experts from network countries to discuss common challenges, share best practices, and co-create tools to address the M&E needs of countries scaling up DSD.

Since September 2017, the CoP has shared individual country progress and collaborated to develop an M&E Framework for DSD. The Framework, completed in the Spring of 2018, was adapted by the Zambia Ministry of Health and the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care to inform M&E of DSD in their countries. The CoP plans to expand its focus to include methodologies for monitoring DSD scale-up; integration of DSD components into existing electronic medical records (EMR) systems; and implementation of M&E of DSD at the sub-national level.

Representatives from Eswatini, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are currently participating in the CoP. The group welcomes new participants on an ongoing basis.

The ICAP M&E Framework for DSD

This framework, conceived and co-created by members of the M&E of DSD CoP, is intended to serve as a guide for countries or program implementers that are leading the scale-up or supervision of differentiated ART services. Details of indicators are intended to be adapted to reflect national priorities, relevant aspects of national guidelines for DSD, and M&E systems.

View the framework