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MEASURE evaluation population and reproductive health project

Publisher: Carolina Population Centre
Publication Date: Jan 2014
The MEASURE Evaluation Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) project was completed in 2014 by the Carolina Population Centre, having met its goal of ensuring optimal demand, analysis, and use of family planning and reproductive health data to measure performance, and to inform family planning and reproductive health interventions and policies. This website brings together a number of resources developed as part of the project.

The project lasted five years, and included a number of accomplishments: the development of a family planning and reproductive health indicators database; support to fifteen small research and data use grants for in-country research teams; development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools for emerging areas in family planning; collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Federation to strengthen and support M&E initiates at country, regional and central levels; and leadership and capacity building in M&E through five Virtual Leadership Development Programs.

The indicator database provides a comprehensive listing of hundreds of the most widely used indicators for evaluating family planning and reproductive health programs in developing countries. The database also contains definitions, data requirements, data sources, purposes, and issues for core indicators, along with links to other websites and documents containing additional family planning and reproductive health indicators. The database replaces the Compendium of Indicators for Evaluating Reproductive Health Programs published in 2002.