What is the ESTHER EFFECt tool?
This is a new tool for institutional health partnerships, EFFECt stands for EFFective in Embedding Change. The tool specifically focusses on assessing implementation best practice, embedding change and the added benefits to individuals and institutions of using a partnership approach. The EFFECt tool measures these in relation to capacity building activities irrespective of the focus of the specific intervention. In particular, the ESTHER EFFECt tool seeks to identify practices which are likely to result in sustained change. The tool was developed through analysis of existing research, frameworks and models from the health and development literature.