In 2018, The Foundation commissioned an in-depth evaluation of the Comprehensive Eye Care (CEC) model used in Vietnam projects between 2003 and 2016.
The evaluation examined longer-term changes in provinces where The Foundation had worked, and the ways in which the Foundation’s programs had supported stronger eye health services in the medium to longer term.
Designed to provide insight for programming in other countries, the evaluation provided key learnings from particular sites in Vietnam where the program model was used, producing case studies on partnership and governance, health professional training, community education campaigns, transition to social health insurance and sustainability.
These insights are invaluable for The Foundation, when considering the establishment of similar projects in new contexts.
The evaluation received support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), as part of a capacity-building project to improve the effectiveness of The Foundation’s programming. Some of the projects covered in the evaluation were also funded by ANCP.