CCP | Senior Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation
I find visual tools such as logic models, theoretical frameworks, program matrices, etc. very useful and effective for my work. These tools communicate a shared vision and explain how our strategies and programmatic components lead to expected outcomes.
In the field of knowledge management, several well-known KM models assist both practitioners and researchers with planning and evaluating KM activities. However, these traditional models, which are heavily drawn from and built upon business practices, may not be highly applicable to the global health field. To fill the gap, the members of the Global Health Knowledge Collaborative (GHKC) developed the Knowledge Management for Global Health (KM4GH) Logic Model and the accompanying Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Knowledge Management in Global Health Programs in 2013. The Guide is available online and in print.
Our recently published article focuses on the KM4GH Logic Model and attempted to test its applicability to various global and field-level KM initiatives using three case studies from the K4Health project:
- An SMS-based mobile phone network among community health workers (CHWs) and their supervisors in Malawi
- A global electronic Toolkits platform that provides health professional access to health information resources
- A netbook-based eHealth pilot among CHWs and their clients inBangladesh
These case studies have demonstrated the flexibility of the KM4GH Logic Model and confirmed its unique contribution to the global health field.