Systems Strengthening, Capacity Building, and Policy Reform

//Systems Strengthening, Capacity Building, and Policy Reform
Systems Strengthening, Capacity Building, and Policy Reform 2016-12-28T12:35:48+00:00

Our Approach

WI-HER works to support programs, organizations, and governments to achieve improvements in development outcomes, efficiency and effectiveness of systems, and responsiveness to the needs of men, women, boys, and girls by strengthening systems, building capacity, and policy reform. Our interventions are holistic, link multiple sectors, and address supply and demand constraints for quality and sustainability. Specifically, our team can:

  • Design and implement quality improvement interventions in multiple development sectors;
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate information systems as a tool for reform and systems strengthening;
  • Conduct rapid needs assessments and design and facilitate relevant capacity building trainings;
  • Develop and adapt tools and training materials to enhance participant knowledge and skills;
  • Provide short- or long-term support to develop appropriate policies, legislative proposals, manuals, and bylaws;
  • Facilitate and promote policy dialogue through various forums, including conferences and meetings.

Systems Strengthening

WI-HER staff are experienced in supporting local teams to design and implement continuous quality improvement interventions to strengthen health and social systems at the community and national levels. WI-HER also provides technical assistance to host governments and organizations to optimize the use of data for decision-making. In addition, we design, implement, and evaluate innovative information systems in the health and education sectors as a tool for reform and system strengthening.

Capacity Building

WI-HER can help program implementers, host governments, and organizations increase technical skills and capability among local and headquarters staff via short- and long-term training programs. We conduct rapid assessments of current staff and organizational needs and constraints relevant areas to design and facilitate relevant trainings based on identified needs. WI-HER staff have experience in designing and delivering specialized gender integration workshops and trainings across multiple countries and contexts in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. We develop and adapt tools and training materials to enhance participant knowledge and skills. WI-HER utilizes updated, engaging adult learning techniques to deliver interactive workshops to leverage local capacity and enhance female participation. Our wide range of training experience allows us to deliver high quality workshops customized for any level participant, in any region.

Policy Reform

WI-HER provides technical assistance to review and assess existing policies that may impede the success of programs, and can work with host country counterparts to draft appropriate policies, legislative proposals, manuals, and bylaws to enhance the implementation and impact of programs in various technical areas. WI-HER can advise governments on how to optimally use policy data for decision-making within various scenarios and can also help governments facilitate and promote policy dialogue through various forums, including conferences and meetings. In addition, we can provide judicial and legal training and team building skills including mentoring of young lawyers and professionals.