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PubH 6009 Fundamentals of Program EvaluationIMCI Group Project Instructions – Spring 2 2020The purpose of the Group Assignment for this course is to allow students to see how evaluation principles were applied to a real-world evaluation, and to provide opportunity to apply these principles to the real-world learning case to build skills in evaluation planning and design.The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) learning caseIn this course, we use published papers from the Multi-Country Evaluation (MCE) of the IMCI as case examples throughout, to illustrate evaluation study design options, the development of a program impact theory, how quantitative and qualitative methods were selected and employed, what analysis methods were used, how evaluation teams present and interpreted results, and real world evaluation challenges affected the evaluation of the IMCI. These published articles also form the basis for the group project assignments.Group Project AssignmentThe purpose of this group project is to lead you through the logical process of planning for a program evaluation. The assignments require close reading and reference to published articles about the Multi-Country Evaluation (MCE) of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness initiative that was conducted in 5 countries, which are also required reading for the course in general. There will be a total of 3 group assignments that need to be submitted, all of which are included in these instructions. The first 2 deliverables will be credit/no credit, but you will get feedback that needs to be used to revise and refine your deliverable – this is because the third and final deliverable 3 must include all the parts that you worked on for deliverables 1 and 2, and it will be graded out of 100 points.Students will be assigned to groups at the beginning of the course. Each group will focus on one of the fiveIMCI MCE countries and related publications that they will use to complete the assignments. The three deliverables contribute a total of 40% to the final grade – 5% for the first 2 credit/no credit deliverables, and 30% for the final graded deliverable 3. Please note: Each group should submit only 1 file. Please use the file-naming convention for each submission: PubH 6009_your section number_country name_Deliverable # e.g., PubH 6009_2U4_Uganda_Deliverable 3These are the country-specific readings that are the main reference documents, along with 4 other required readings. Bangladesh: Arifeen, S. et al. 2004 - in week 6 required readingsBrazil: Amaral, J. et al. 2005 - in week 4 readingsPeru: Huicho, L. et al. 2005 - in week 3 readingsTanzania: Masanja, H et al. 2005 - in week 5 readingsUganda: Pariyo, G. et al. 2005 - in week 5 readingsThese are the other 4 IMCI articles that are essential for each group to reference and read closely for the group assignments:Bryce, J. et al. 2004 The Multi-country Evaluation of the IMCI Strategy: Lessons for the evaluation of public health interventions - in week 1 readingsVictora, C. et al. 2005 Context matters: interpreting impact findings in child survival evaluations - in week 2