RAPID ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH PROJECTS
In keeping with its commitment to generating grassroots evidence and building capacity of practitioners in research, CHSJ facilitated a process of systematic enquiry into health programme implementation. A three phase training programme on "Rapid Assessment of Health Project" (RAHP) for grass root organizations was implemented to involve them in the process of monitoring public health programmes by using research methods. The RAHP training was organized in collaboration with University of Washington and UNFPA in which 11 organizations participated from various parts of the country. The training built skills and capacities in participants using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The participants were also provided a small research grant for conducting a study of their choice Two phases of the training programme were conducted in July and December 2008. The capacity building process was intensive and included field level mentoring support in addition to training and review of research designs, instruments and draft reports.