Mathematica conducted evaluations of two activities and a related initiative under the Tanzania energy-sector project. The activities included laying a new submarine cable to provide a more reliable source of electricity to Unguja Island, extending lines into new areas, and offering low-cost electricity...
- Impact and performance evaluation design and implementation
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Maternal, child, and reproductive health
- International Research
- Health and Nutrition
Divya Vohra has experience in the design and implementation of impact and performance evaluations, data collection, and monitoring and evaluation. She plays a leading role in reproductive and maternal and child health projects at Mathematica and also focuses on energy topics.
Vohra is currently working on an initiative, funded by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation’s Population and Reproductive Health program, to develop monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems to guide the program’s grantmaking strategy. She also conducted a qualitative assessment of the experiences of a cohort of Packard Foundation grantees. She previously worked on an experimental evaluation—funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—of the Family Health Initiative in Bihar, India, a program that aimed to improve the performance of frontline health workers delivering maternal and child health and nutrition services using team-based goals and incentives. Vohra has also played a leading role in the design and implementation of baseline data collection for a USAID-funded project to evaluate health systems in Ghana. She also leads data collection efforts for the evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s energy sector project in Tanzania, which includes rigorous randomized and quasi-experimental interventions. As part of this project, she is also leading a performance evaluation of a pilot program to provide solar energy to households and businesses.
In addition to her international health and development work, Vohra currently serves as a reviewer for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which aims to identify programs with evidence for effectiveness in reducing teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors.
Vohra holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology and an M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley.
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