Mid Term Evaluation of the PASS (Health Sector Support Programme) in Chad


The mid-term evaluation aimed at evaluating the relevance, the efficiency, the effectiveness, the impact and the viability of the interventions implemented in the scope of Health Sector Support Programme (PASS).


The project "Health Sector Support (PASS)", launched in 2001, aimed at supporting the implementation of the national health policy as defined by the Ministry of Health. Main priority of the national health policy was to guarantee the provision of high quality basic health care services. Specific objectives of the PASS project were: a) capacity building of the health personnel b) improvement of the access to quality basic health care services, especially in the field of reproductive and infant health and mainly in underserved regions (Lac, Kanem, Moyen-Chari and Chari-Baguirmi) c) improvement of the financial and the administrative structure of the health system in the scope of the ongoing decentralisation d) the strengthening of capacities of the Ministry of Public Health in view of the implementation of the national health strategy, especially with respect to ensuring the supply of drugs e) the implementation and maintenance of a strategy to fight HIV/Aids f) the collection of data in the field of health, nutrition and population in order to monitor and evaluate the progress achieved in these sectors. The experts interviewed the personnel in charge of the PASS at the Ministry, the project coordination team and representative of the World Bank; reviewed sites of the project and carried out a survey among their beneficiaries. The evaluation report provided clear and constructive recommendations the performance improvement and for a formulation of the objectives.

  • Selection and backstopping of the evaluation team;
  • Coordination with Donor Agencies and implementing partner organisations;
  • Evaluation of the programme components according to pre-defined criteria;
  • Regular feedback to all relevant stakeholders;
  • Concept development and realisation of a beneficiary survey;
  • Development of core recommendations and reporting;
  • Sociological studies, sector studies, technical studies, operations studies.