GroundWork commits to providing high-quality and responsive monitoring and evaluation support to nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs implemented in developing countries by national governments, UN agencies, donor agencies, and non-governmental organizations. By improving the quality, availability, timeliness and utility of nutrition and public health data worldwide, GroundWork aims to improve the health of individuals in developing countries by facilitating evidence-based decision making.
Statement of Commitments
GroundWork provides three key services to agencies advancing the goals of SUN: 1) monitoring and evaluation support, 2) survey design and oversight, and 3) publication support.
By supporting agencies to monitor and evaluate nutrition-related projects, GroundWork aims to help program/project managers make real-time and evidence based decisions. Apart from the implementation of baseline and endline surveys, M&E support includes the development of M&E frameworks, monitoring processes and tools, standard operating procedures (SOPs). To date, GroundWork has provided M&E support to agencies undertaking large-scale nutrition programs in more than 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Between 2015 and 2018, GroundWork aims to provide M&E support to 6-8 programs/projects.
Regarding survey design and oversight, GroundWork assists agencies accompanying surveys from start to finish, leading on survey design, questionnaire development, supplies procurement, training and supervision of field staff, data analysis, and report writing. GroundWork specializes in large-scale nutrition and micronutrient surveys, and also provides technical assistance to research studies required data collection. Since 2012, GroundWork has supported survey and research projects in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, and from 2015-2018, GroundWork aims to support an additional 8-10 survey and/or research projects.
GroundWork is committed to publishing M&E and survey findings in the grey and peer-reviewed literature, to ensure that successes and challenges reach a wide audience. Since 2012, GroundWork staffers have authored or co-authored 12 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and have authored numerous survey reports and internal documents for its clients. Our goal is to author or co-author 12-15 articles published in peer-reviewed journals from 2015-2018.
As part of our work, we partner with governments, UN agencies, donor agencies, and NGOs. In the private sector, GroundWork collaborates extensively service laboratories and with BioAnalyt, a company that develops, manufactures, and markets quantitative test kits to measure nutrients in food and blood samples (bioanalyt.com). Both GroundWork and BioAnalyt believe that private-sector actors can effectively support public-sector nutrition related programs by delivering high-quality and cost-effective products and services.