Under the guidance of FHI 360, the Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project supports evidence-based, gender-sensitive programming to improve the economic security and improve health outcomes of families and children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as others at high risk of acquiring HIV.
Vanderbilt University will be responsible to collect data for a mixed methods evaluation that utilizes qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies in the Zambézia province of Mozambique. This includes all coordination and logistical tasks related to the planning, scheduling, relationship-building, data collection implements (and programming). Vanderbilt University will provide a study coordinator, programmer, field supervisors and data collectors to complete the data collection and data transfer to FHI 360. Vanderbilt University will make arrangements for the training of all study personnel, including training in ethics, data collection via an electronic device (i.e., tablet or mobile phone), data storage and transmission. Vanderbilt University will also provide logistical support to FHI 360 personnel who will make regular visits to the study communities.