How we work towards a healthy life for all
This page explains our Theory of Change and how we translate each component of our Theory of Change into action on the ground.
Simavi aims to provide an integrated package of interventions best suited to the local context. We do that by strengthening the organisational, thematic and lobby & advocacy capacities of our local partner organisations. Our local partners empower people to improve their health through interventions related to all three components of our Theory of Change: informed decision-making, a supportive and enabling environment, and sustainable quality services.
Our Theory of Change ensures we deliver sustainable, long lasting improvement of basic health. In addition we work according to five sustainability principles: Financial Institutional, Environmental, Technical and Social (FIETS) sustainability.
Learning and adapting to maximise impact
At Simavi, taking responsibility for demonstrating the impact of our work has always been one of the main drivers to achieve our goal: a healthy life for all. In the past few years, we have developed a comprehensive theory of change as the ultimate principle to ensure that we empower behavioural change widely and effectively. But in practice, how do we measure the effectiveness of our work? This is where evidence informed programming comes in.
At Simavi we are keen to take full responsibility for demonstrating the impact of our work. But what exactly is this ‘impact’? And how we do judge whether a project has impact or not? We are implementing a new approach to answer exactly these questions.
We focus on the following SRHR and WASH topics: behaviour change communication, menstrual hygiene management, maternal mortality audits, socially sustainable WASH services, and faecal sludge management.You’ll find detailed reports on each topic here