Ugandan Parenting for Respectability Implementation Science Evaluation (UPRISE

Few indigenous parenting models have been evaluated and scaled up in Uganda. Since 2014, with funding from Oak Foundation, a team from Makerere University Child Health and Development Centre has been testing the PfR programme to improve spousal relationships and parenting skills in order to reduce the development of risky behaviour and poor health outcomes among children. PfR holds promise in promoting positive social norms and skills around parenting and spousal relationships. It has been disseminated widely in Uganda and both government and NGOs are eager to implement it. However, some key uncertainties remain about the best way to scale up this intervention to work in a ‘real-world setting’. We propose a nonrandomised factorial experiment in Wakiso district to examine the main outcomes related to programme implementation: participation, programme fidelity, and quality of delivery. This design allows assessment of the effect and interaction effects of different modalities related: Optimum Implementing Partners (NGO vs government systems), Geographical Location (peri-urban vs rural), Group Composition (existing vs new groups), and Facilitator Experience (experienced vs community facilitators), and cost of programme.
Funded by the Evaluation Fund, the main objective of this study is to determine the most optimal method of delivering an innovative and low-cost community-based intervention that targets both the prevention of violence against children and gender-based violence – the Parenting for Respectability (PfR) programme
As a result, there was recruitment of participating centres, recruitment and capacity building of SOS facilitators, recruitment of caregivers, collaboration with implementers to deliver the programme an implementation data collection for both cost and qualitative