What we did:
We are conducting an evaluation of the Health Institution Capacity Assessment Process (HICAP), a participatory, capacity building approach that assists local governance structures to better address health issues within their communities. It is currently implemented in 2 districts in Malawi, Nkhotakota and Mchinji, in a health programme and an integrated agriculture and nutrition programme respectively. Our evaluation will focus on the HICAP’s relevance, impact, efficacy, sustainability and gender impact. We will make strategic recommendations to enhance the implementation of the process to ensure sustainable capacity building, and for its handover to local government.