Assessing the Impact of Past Interventions
An organisation that does not learn from the mistakes of the past is preparing to fail for the future. Conversely, learning from the successes of the past – what interventions have worked and why they have worked – and applying those learnings to future projects is critical for the continued success of your projects.
Baird’s CMC has worked on countless projects where we have assessed and analysed past successes and failures to inform choices about current or future interventions. We have worked on projects such as conducting a mapping of current sources of funding for clinical trials in Africa or neglected diseases in countries in Asia to be able to better inform the way forward for new interventions.
Every Baird’s CMC project also starts with a thorough internal analysis of past work done for the client and what the impact of similar past interventions have been. We examine what, if anything, has changed on the field, what worked in the past and what did not and what tweaks need to be made to inform strategy going forward.
What are the current sources of funding for the disease area you are interested in and what were the challenges faced during the implementation of those programmes?
What we’ve done
- Helped a global pharmaceutical company focusing on HIV to help undertake a major revision of their stakeholder relations for a collaborative initiative on HIV treatment
- Assessment of stakeholder attitudes to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiatives and areas in which stakeholder relations could be improved
- Identification of the 200 most influential people in the world on HIV policy, how they interacted and which led which areas of discussion. The project included organising independent expert review and validation of our findings
- Reaching out to and mapping reactions from opinion leaders and stakeholders to new data on the relative cost efficiency of funding voluntary family planning programmes as a way of averting future climate change, for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
- An ongoing project for a major international organisation to examine sources of funding for neglected diseases in Brazil, South Africa, Thailand and Tanzania
- A rapid mapping of potential recipient organisations in India working in maternal and child health, diabetes and neglected tropical diseases for a major international fund that needed an analysis that was clear, actionable, and in touch with realities on the ground