Technical Reports & other Productions

Technical/contract reports and other productions

These 24 are select technical reports I have done, most of them from consultancies I have implemented for various United Nations Agencies (WFP, FAO, UNAIDS) non-governmental organizations/international organizations (Global Fund/France Expertise Internationale, Africa Synergy Group Plus, The Ghana-West Africa Program To Combat AIDS & STI, THET, London, UK, DKT International Inc/Ghana, Grameen Foundation, Mariestopes International Ghana, Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization, and the New York-based Population Council, and national governments Ghana (Ghana AIDS Commission, National Development Planning Commission; the Government of Sierra Leone).

  1. Laar, AK. (2019). Taking forward nutrition policy in Ghana using the Global Panel’s Food Systems Policy Tool: Policy options to address poor diets, and associated overweight, obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in urbanized Ghana. Prepared for The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, 20 Bloomsbury Square, London, UK.
  2. Laar, A. (2019). Can food environment policies contribute to building consumer confidence in the African food system? A paper presented at FAO’s International Symposium on the Future of Food. Rome, Italy, June 10-11th 2019. .
  3. Laar, A., Tandoh, A., Barnes, A., Bash, K., Aryeetey, R., Mensah, K., . . . Holdsworth, M. (2019). Benchmarking Ghana’s policies for creating healthy food environments. The Ghana Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) Report. Accra, Ghana.
  4. Laar, A., Barnes, A., Tandoh, A., Bash, K., Aryeety, R., Mensah, K., . . . Holdsworth, M. (2018). Benchmarking Ghana’s Food Environment Policies against international examples and progress within development cycle: The Ghana Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) Evidence Paper.
  5. Marras, S., Mohamed Ag-Bendech, M., Laar, A. (2016). Street Food Vending in Accra, Ghana. Technical Report 2016. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Accra
  6. Lead Consultant (Laar AK): Food Security and Vulnerability of HIV-Affected Households in Ghana. Technical Report written for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the Ghana AIDS Commission, Accra. November 2018.
  7. Country Expert (Laar AK): Report on Rapid size estimation of people who inject drugs (PWID), including HIV prevalence at the eight (8) border sites along the Abidjan Lagos corridor. Report prepared for Africa Synergy Group Plus (ASG+), Cotonou, Benin Republic. October 2017
  8. Consultants (S. Anya, and AK Laar): Concept Note on Paper prioritizing Ghana’s HIV prevention actions within the context of the 2020 targets. Report prepared for UNAIDS Ghana Country Office, Accra. September 2017
  9. Team Leader (Laar AK): Report on External Verification of The Performance-Based-Financing Scheme in Sierra Leone. Report prepared for the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Health And Sanitation, Reproductive And Child Health Project (RCHP II). August– November 2016
  10. Consultants (Laar, AK, and Akparibo, R) Review of the design and management of Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) in Ghana. Report prepared for Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), London, UK, April 2016
  11. Lead Consultant (Laar AK) End of Project Evaluation: Improving Youth Reproductive Health in Ghana -Project- “No YAWA”. Report prepared for DKT International Inc, Ghana, Grameen Foundation, Mariestopes International Ghana. December 2015 – June 2016
  12. Lead Consultant (Laar AK): Outcome Evaluation of Long Lasting Insecticide (LLINS) Point Distribution Campaign in the Eastern and Volta Regions, Ghana. Client: Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO), Bolgatanga, July 2015
  13. Lead Consultant (Laar AK): Strengthening nutrition-social protection linkages in Ghana. Technical Report prepared for The National Development Planning Commission, Ghana. July 2015
  14. Laar AK (Ghana Lead): Know Your HIV/AIDS Response: A Pilot Test of a New Service Mapping Tool Kit in Greater Accra, Ghana.

Available at http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/tr-14-106

  1. Laar AK (Ghana Lead): A Performance Evaluation of the National HIV Prevention Program for FSW and MSM in Ghana. Available at http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/tr-14-97
  2. Sole Expert (Laar AK): Understanding the Reproductive Health Needs of Adolescents in Selected Slums in Ghana. A Technical Report prepared for the Accra office of the New York-based Population Council. April 2013.
  3. Sole Expert (Laar AK): Evaluation of the Integration of Family Planning into Other Health Services in Ghana: An Assessment of Four Facilities in the Ashanti and Eastern Regions, Ghana. A Technical Report prepared for the Accra office of the New York-based Population Council. December 2011.
  4. Sole Expert (Laar AK): Food Security and Vulnerability of HIV-Affected Households in Ghana. Technical Report for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Accra. May 2011.
  5. Sole Expert (Laar AK): Assessment of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of residents in the Eastern Region of Ghana on malaria prevention, and treatment. A Technical Report was prepared and submitted to the Accra office of the New York-based Population Council, and ProMPT Ghana: June 2010.
  6. Sole Expert (Laar AK): Gap Analysis Paper on Food and Nutrition Assistance to persons living with HIV in Ghana. Prepared a Technical Report for the United Nations World Food Program, Accra. May 2010.
  7. Team Member. Trend Analysis of Selected Health Indicators and the Routine Health Information System in Ghana: A Comparison of the Northern and Volta Regions. Co-wrote a Technical report for the UNICEF, Accra.
  8. Team Member: Facilitative Supervision in Nine Districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Co-wrote a Technical report for JICA. December 2010
  9. Aryeetey R, Laar A, Zotor F. (2016) Scaling Up Nutrition- Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy. In-Practice Brief for the Global SUN Movement Secretariat, New York NY, USA
  10. Milani, P., Parker, M., Kreis, K., Wittenbrink, B., Han, Z., Zobrist, S., … Amos Laar… & Tawiah, C. Six Legs to Nutrition: A New Old Food Source. Sight and Life, 112.

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