Mid-term review of the Research & Advocacy Fund (RAF), Pakistan

Clients:  DFID/AusAID

Date:  April-June 2012

The Research & Advocacy Fund (RAF) is a grant-making facility that promotes research and effective advocacy practice in the area of maternal and newborn health in Pakistan (

It is jointly funded by DFID and AusAID, and provides grants to various non-governmental organisations, governmental institutions, private organisations and universities to improve policy and practice on MNH in Pakistan.

MannionDaniels conducted the mid-term review of the RAF, specifically examining areas of: delivered outputs and outcomes using the log frame for analysis; social issues with a focus on gender and poverty; institutional and implementation issues; and value for money analysis looking at economy, effectiveness and efficiency.  The mid-term review presented options for moving forward for the RAF.

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