FHI 360 Expert Discusses How Realist Evaluation Methods Help Inform Economic Strengthening, HIV Prevention Programming

FHI 360’s “R&E Search for Evidence”: ASPIRES’ realist evaluation approach to building the evidence base for household economic strengthening to reduce HIV vulnerability
Emily Namey, associate director for the behavioral, epidemiological, and clinical sciences division for Global Health, Population and Nutrition at FHI 360 and research and evaluation specialist for the ASPIRES project, describes the ASPIRES project, “focused on household economic strengthening for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and other populations made vulnerable by HIV.” Namey discusses the integration of USAID- and PEPFAR-supported household economic strengthening (HES) into ASPIRES HIV programming, evaluation methods, and lessons learned (5/30).