Valsa Shah has strong experience in design and appraisal techniques in:
- Reproductive health supply chains with private sector solutions
- Antimicrobial resistance and animal health
- Malaria prevention
- HIV treatment and prevention
- Other tropical diseases such as blindness.
Programme design and appraisal for various health supply chains for commodities; family planning service delivery in Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania and Ghana; HIV prevention in Central Asia; maternal health in Ethiopia, malaria prevention in Kenya, prevention of blindness in South Pacific (clients DFID, Gates Foundation, Marie Stopes International, AUSAID).
Gender and women’s empowerment – expertise in:
- The economics of behaviour change and women’s empowerment (Voices 4 change, Aawaz II, DFID funded Adolescent Girls initiative Kenya.
- Gender issues across all sector programming
Current and recent consultancies include:
- Ongoing Adolescent Girls Initiative Action Research Programme (AGIARP)
- programme design, appraisal for adolescent girls platforms in Kenya, Zambia, Northern Nigeria (2012 to 2013);
- Monitoring and evaluation for the ongoing Awaaz II DFID funded modern slavery programme in Pakistan
Economics of education – expertise in
- Secondary school and primary school benefits
- Adult skills learning
Consultancies include the quality assurance of programme design in Sindh education (Pakistan 2012), appraisal of the Afghan reconstruction Trust Fund education component (2011)