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Evaluation of the China-UK Global Health Support Programme (GHSP)

Itad was contracted by DFID to conduct an evaluation of the China-UK Global Health Support Programme (GHSP).


In 2011, the Government of China and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) started a new global development partnership aimed at enabling China and the UK to work together to reduce poverty and promote the generation of common interest global public goods.

The Partnership

The China-UK Global Health Support Programme (GHSP) was designed under this partnership to contribute to improved global health policy and outcomes, as well as to help China improve its contribution to global health and achieve the potential of its health cooperation. Officially launched in January 2013, GHSP is a five-year programme (2012-2017) with a £12,000,000 financial contribution from DFID.

Our role

Itad has been contracted by DFID to design and collect baseline data and information, end of project data and information for GHSP, and design and conduct mid-term evaluation, as well as project completion evaluation. The scope of work includes: a) collecting baseline and end of project data and information; b) development of a full evaluation framework including evaluation questions and evaluation methodologies; c) conducting a mid-term evaluation to report to Steering Committee (SOC) at the end of year three; d) conducting end of project evaluation and report to SOC in 2017; e) an independent impact evaluation of capacity building and pilot partnerships at mid-term and the end of the project; f) working with Project Management Office (PMO) to disseminate the key findings and lessons based on the evaluation exercise.

Itad has put together a team of high-calibre international and national consultants with demonstrated experience of managing and delivering evaluations of large institutional capacity development programmes; a significant track record evaluating international health development projects in Asia and Africa; strong expertise in using different methodologies (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods); and a thorough understanding of Chinese institutions engaged in global health and China’s bilateral health development cooperation. The assignment will last until the end of programme in September 2017.


Contact Sam McPherson ( if you would like to discuss this project.

Image © Smoggy Sunset, Beijing, China. Photo credit: Mike Behnken (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Team members