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Table 2 General characteristics of included GCC mental health projects

From: Lessons from a theory of change-driven evaluation of a global mental health funding portfolio

  Core Metrics analysis (n = 56)
N (% of total)
Qualitative study (n = 29)
N (%)
Target disorder   
 Common mental disorders 29 (52) 16 (55)
 Behavioural and emotional disorders 22 (39) 13 (45)
 Epilepsy and seizures 15 (27) 5 (17)
 Severe mental disorders 12 (21) 6 (21)
 Trauma and PTSD 12 (21) 7 (24)
 Suicide and self-harm 11 (20) 7 (24)
 Developmental disorders 10 (18) 7 (24)
 Alcohol and substance use disorders 9 (16) 5 (17)
 Dementia 3 (5) 2 (7)
 All 6 (11) 3 (10)
Target life stage   
 Newborns 5 (9) 2 (7)
 Infants, children and early adolescents 23 (41) 14 (48)
 Adults (including young adults) 21 (37) 13 (45)
 Elderly 9 (16) 6 (21)
Target population   
 Women 22 (39) 9 (31)
 Vulnerable groups (e.g. conflict affected populations) 16 (29) 10 (34)
 General population (any life stage) 12 (21) 12 (41)
Region   
 Africa 25 (45) 10 (35)
 South Asia 15 (27) 11 (38)
 Central America and the Caribbean 9 (16) 4 (14)
 South East Asia 9 (16) 3 (10)
 South America 6 (11) 1 (3)
Project components   
 Capacity building 54 (95) 23 (79)
 Detection, treatment, care and rehabilitation 49 (88) 22 (76)
 Stakeholder engagement 44 (79) 12 (41)
 Promotion and awareness 22 (39) 18 (62)