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Thursday, April 16, 2015

In Search Of The Holy Grail … “Evaluating for Impact”

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Session Description

Impact is the goal for social entrepreneurs and researchers alike. Yet, despite the proliferation of programs aimed at addressing large-scale social problems, there is very little high-quality evidence of their effectiveness. In this session Professor Paul Montgomery, a leading methodologist in Complex Social Interventions, will give an informal introductory workshop on methods for evaluating “impact”. This will be followed by an open discussion on barriers and opportunities for making quality evaluation research the domain of all practitioners.

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Thursday, April 16 SBS, Seminar 4

Session leaders

  • Fred Hersch Delegate
    Chief Medical Officer, Telenor Health
    Fred Hersch is a medical doctor (MD/MPH) and technologist. He is passionate about global health and the role of (design led) technology in transforming health care delivery for the better. He was an early pioneer in the tele-medicine space co-founding MedTech Outreach Australia (2002) and developing one of the first web based tele-medicine platforms. Following a short stint in Academia (Research Fellow in Healthcare Innovation at Oxford University), he now lives and works in Bangladesh where he is the Chief Medical Officer for Telenor Health, a new purpose driven business focussed on large scale digital health products and services for resource poor settings.