Research and Evaluation

SHOPS Plus conducts programmatically relevant research and evaluation to inform country activities, demonstrate impact, and contribute to the generation and use of global evidence in priority health areas, including family planning and reproductive health, HIV, child health, and tuberculosis.

Global Studies: Contributing to global private sector knowledge

SHOPS Plus global research makes important contributions to the global evidence on private sector health in the areas of family planning, HIV, and child health across multiple countries. The research seeks to answer key questions such as where sick children are taken for care and where women acquire family planning methods. SHOPS Plus also conducts modeling analysis to explore the potential role of the private health sector in increasing access to modern contraceptive methods. Learn more about our global studies. 

Research to Action: Guiding and shaping our work in the field

SHOPS Plus informs country programs by conducting randomized controlled trials, formative research, impact evaluations, market segmentation analyses, and private facility censuses. Our field-based and program-driven research shapes activity design, informs decision making and provides evidence needed for adaptive project management. SHOPS Plus conducts research in Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania. Learn more about our research to action. 

Countries: Afghanistan, India, MadagascarNepal, NigeriaSenegal, Tanzania

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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.