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Monitoring and evaluating family planning / reproductive health programmes: an introduction

Alfredo Luis Fort

From Research to Practice: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2013

May 22, 2013 - Geneva

Monitoring and evaluating family planning / reproductive health programmes: an introduction - Alfredo Luis Fort 

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Fort AL. Monitoring and evaluating family planning / reproductive health programmes: an introduction. Paper presented at: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research; 2013 May 22; Geneva. Available from: http://www.gfmer.ch/SRH-Course-2013/research-methodology/Monitoring-evaluating-FP-RH-programmes-Fort-2013.htm

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References - further reading

  • For a framework and construction of indicators: J. Bertrand and Escudero, G., Compendium of Indicators for Evaluating Reproductive Health Programs, Volume One. MEASURE Evaluation Manual Series, No. 6, August 2002
  • For discussion on what can be accomplished with different assessments and evaluation designs: JP Habicht, CG Victora and JP Vaughan, Evaluation designs for adequacy, plausibility and probability of public health programme performance and impact, International Journal of Epidemiology, 1999; 28: 10-18
  • For presentation of different types of research and evaluation designs: AA Fisher, JR Foreit, J Laing, J Stoeckel and J Townsend, HIV/AIDS Intervention Studies: An Operations Research Handbook, The Population Council, 2002
  • For a Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit, with tips on how to build a framework and indicators: http://www.rhrc.org/resources/general_fieldtools/toolkit/causal.html
  • For how to assess quality of care in facilities, including instruments: Quick Investigation of Quality (QIQ) A User's Guide for Monitoring Quality of Care in Family Planning, MEASURE Evaluation Manual Series, No. 2, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
  • For M&E plans for Adolescent SRH programs: S Adamchak, K Bond, L MacLaren et al, A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Adolescent Reproductive Health Programs, FOCUS on Young Adults, Tool Series 5, June 2000