Monitoring and evaluating family planning / reproductive health programmes: an introduction
Alfredo Luis Fort
July 1, 2011 - GenevaFort AL. Monitoring and evaluating family planning / reproductive health programmes: an introduction. Paper presented at: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research; 2011 Jul 1; Geneva. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/SRH-Course-2011/research-methodology/Monitoring-evaluating-FP-RH-programmes-Fort-2011.htm
See also Monitoring and evaluating family planning / reproductive health programmes: an introduction - Alfredo Luis Fort (presentation with audio)
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 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
- Develop an M&E framework for a 3-year initiative to reduce maternal mortality due to postpartum haemorrhage, through wide training of midwives and upgrade of health facilities in active management of the third stage of labour (AMTSL).
- If you wanted to evaluate improved performance, from an average 45% who at baseline know well how to perform AMTSL, how many providers would you need to demonstrate it? And, would you need a "control" group?