Azerbaijan SHIP

IBTCI conducted a mid-term evaluation of the Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs (AZ SHIP) project. The purpose of this evaluation was to determine the effectiveness and timeliness of AZ SHIP’s efforts to improve the governance, financing, and resource mobilization of Azerbaijan’s health care system. IBTCI’s evaluation gauged the willingness and ability of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to institutionalize and sustain AZ SHIP activities at the end of the project term in September 2013. IBTCI conducted a qualitative performance evaluation which drew its sample from the population of stakeholders in Baku and all seven districts where AZ Ship was being implemented, including Absheron, Agdash, Gabala, Gakh, Ismayilli Sheki, and Zagatala. IBTCI applied a mixed-methods approach that allowed them to solicit information from a variety of sources, including Azerbaijan government officials within the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health (MOH), health care professionals and facilities, and Azerbaijani citizens.