Testimonials of our Impact
GAIN has worked with CMS since 2015 (until mid-2018) on our flagship programme, "Seeds of Prosperity" in India. CMS was part of the pilot and then scale-up of the programme as our research partner in two locations in India.The team brought deep insights from their assessments and evaluations for the global program which helped to strengthen our programme and improve the impact on our target population- the tea working community in India. The program received funding to be scaled up significantly. GAIN appreciated CMS very much for their dedication and excellent quality of work.
- Dr. Bärbel Weiligmann
Senior Advisor - Better nutrition. For farmers and workers
Arghyam partnered with Catalyst Management Services (CMS), who measured and evaluated the outcomes of the project. The survey has been designed quite elegantly; it’s a neat, tight set of questions focusing on usage. I was impressed with the way in which the FIs, young girls, were able to strike a rapport almost immediately with the respondents. At times when people didn’t understand the question, they were good at explaining the question to the respondent without leading them towards the answer. It’s a difficult yet important job really, going from house to house in the hot sun, asking the same questions over and over again, but they did it cheerfully and enthusiastically.
- Radhika Viswanathan
We wanted to write to thank you for being such wonderful hosts during our short stay in Delhi, but more importantly for putting on such an excellent event today. The attendance alone was an incredible feat, and the active and passionate engagement of literally dozens of individuals learning about CEI for the first time was inspiring. Suparna and Vijay found the perfect balance of guiding conversation while leaving most of the talking for our participants to do -- this is a fantastic precedent to set as we build demand-driven networks.
- Molly Jamieson Eberhardt
It was a great learning experience for me where I learnt in a Good work environment. The organization made sure we were comfortable and well cared for in terms of our stay, which made working easier. The flexibility of working from home is a great concept which the organization is having. The best part of our internship was our Reporting Officer who helped me understand the work, plan it properly and we worked well as sounding boards to bounce of ideas which gave us a lot of clarity when it came to the processes and analyses part of the project.
- Isha Dash
The multi-staged recruitment process was extensive in the sense that it gave CMS a good understanding of how I could contribute to their endeavors and fit in the organizational structure. As a potential employee, it also gave me a good overview of how methodical CMS is in going about its job and the rigor I would be expected off at work. The three interviews that I had seemed to focus on particular aspects of me as an individual and a professional which in effect allowed me to look back at myself and reflect on my strengths and weaknesses.
- Lucien Chan
Enabling the development of strong health systems and effective health service delivery across the continuum of care is a necessary step in ensuring the growth of a reliable and equitable health ecosystem. As the healthcare landscape evolves and new challenges emerge, it is critical to ensure that key stakeholders are able to make necessary transitions. Our two decades of industry experience have allowed us to support the transformation of key health institutions within India and across 30 countries and to transform the lives of the most marginalized. We work with our sister organization, Swasti Health Catalyst, on a range of projects across the domains of HIV and AIDS, sexual health, reproductive health and rights, TB, malaria, primary healthcare, non-communicable diseases, water, sanitation and hygiene, de-addiction, gender based violence, human resources in health and broader public health reforms. In order to deepen our impact in these areas, we work with communities and development partners ranging from grassroots organisations to NGOs, bilateral, multilateral, government, academic and corporate bodies in order to generate improved health outcomes.
CMS believes that technical support and capacity building are critical components of driving sustainable change in the healthcare sector. These types of support provide implementing organizations, policy makers, community members and others with the tools they need to spark positive transformations. In order to elevate this cause, we provide a range of technical support and capacity building services, including situational needs assessments, formative research, programme design, fundraising, HR management, financial management, reviews, evaluations and impact assessments. Together with Swasti, we have completed over 1000 assignments in 30 countries over the past two decades. These assignments have included the conduction of regional capacity building in South Asia and Southeast Asia for CBOs and NGOs on M&E, resource mobilisation, project management, CCM governance, financial management and community system strengthening. We also have been involved in evaluating and revamping key regional entities, including the AIDS data hub and the Technical Support Facilities of South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa and East Africa.
In order to combat some of the most unprecedented healthcare challenges facing communities worldwide, it is necessary to support stakeholders across the healthcare delivery chain to transform the way in which care is delivered. To this end, we have supported national governments in their efforts to plan, scale up and evaluate health programs, and have worked closely with those of Afghanistan, India, Laos, Maldives, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste and Zanzibar.
A critical example of our role as large-scale promoters of community health and wellbeing can be seen in our multifaceted engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM), its recipients and its network as well as with UN organizations like WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNDP and UNWomen at global, regional and national levels. From designing strategic plans to developing costed operational guidelines, research protocols, management arrangements, staffing structures and other implementation improvement processes, we have supported countries and agencies achieve results that have contributed to improved health and wellbeing for communities in targeted countries. One of our focus areas has been raising resources and supporting evidence-based program design for national governments. Our efforts have resulted in raising in total almost 900 Million USD for selected countries. These critical partnerships have expanded our ability to drive sustainable change across domains in the healthcare sector.