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Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

The NURHI project is evidence-based: relying on data and information gathered through its research, monitoring and evaluation activities to guide its program design, planning, implementation as well as gauging the effectiveness of its various strategies in the area of demand generation, advocacy, service delivery and public-private partnerships.  NURHI has three phases to research and evaluation:

  1. Discovery phase (2010 – 2011):  formative research, assessments, and baseline survey to inform design, set targets and measure future performance against.
  2. Design and implementation phase (2011 – 2013): designing and testing strategies, approaches, and tools in four first-phase cities. This stage included research to assess program effectiveness and health systems strengthening approaches as well as the implementation of the midterm evaluation survey. The midterm survey helped to assess the impact of NURHI interventions and provided the opportunity to use data to inform revision to NURHI’s implementation strategies and scale up into additional cities.
  3. Evaluation phase (2013 – 2014/2015): revising and adjusting interventions according to midterm evaluation findings, and expanding implementation to two more cities.  This phase will culminate with the end line survey. The end line survey will measure on the overall impact of the NURHI interventions. The household survey will assess in changes in knowledge, attitude, perception and use of family planning services among men and women, while the facility survey will provide information on the readiness of the health facilities and providers to provide high quality family planning services.

Throughout the four years of implementation, NURHI tracked progress according to a Performance Monitoring Plan that specifies indicators for each project objectives, data sources, frequency of reporting, and targets. To read more about NURHI’s monitoring system, click here.

Baseline, midterm and end line evaluation surveys are conducted by the Measurement Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Project through direct funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To read more about project evaluation surveys, click here.