Meeting Report

Research Gaps in Scale Up of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programming

This meeting was held at the request of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health (OPRH) to help guide their research strategy. The Evidence Project, in collaboration with the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project, the Health Policy Project (HPP), and MEASURE Evaluation convened this meeting to discuss research gaps related to scale up. See Appendix 1 for the agenda of the meeting and Appendix 2 for a list of participants. The meeting had four objectives:

  1. Discuss scale up experiences and the role of research and monitoring for strengthening program performance at scale.
  2. Identify research gaps related to scale up.
  3. Prioritize the scale up research gaps for OPRH.
  4. Identify next steps for addressing these priority research gaps.