SRHR Monitoring and evaluation

The session started with a presentation by Olivier Degomme in which he described work that was done by WHO Collaborating Centres of the EURO Region on indicators for the recently adopted WHO EURO Action plan for SRH. Besides presenting a list of recommended indicators for the Action plan, he discussed general challenges of data collection that also apply to monitoring the progress made towards the SDGs. He concluded by highlighting the role academia should have in contributing to addressing these challenges.

Next, Marije van Gent shared some experiences using the Most Significant Change (MSC) approach as a tool to evaluate the impact of adolescent SRHR programmes. She discussed the value of the MSC methodology for evaluating changes reviewing benefits as well as drawbacks.

The third presentation by Sara Casey focused on funding trends for SRH activities in conflict settings as part of a global evaluation that was done between2012 and 2014. The major findings were that although there has been an absolute increase in ODA for SRHR to conflict-affected countries, this benefited mainly HIV/AIDS activities while family planning and abortion services received much less attention.

Sara Friedmann presented an analysis of the extent to which reproductive health (RH) language in the UN resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) is included in the global indicators used to monitor the implementation of these resolutions. The study showed that RH language was never directly referenced in these global indicators and recommended that SRHR indicators for the SDGs and a series of indicators reflective of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRHR in crisis situations would be included in the list of global indicators on WPS.

Finally, Peter Gichangi concluded the session with a presentation on the added value of using mobile technology to collect data in the PMA2020 project.




Presentation: Challenges in identifying appropriate monitoring indicators for SRHR





Going the Last Mile: Ensuring Reproductive Health for Populations Displaced by Crises