Working Paper

The concept of accountability is increasingly important in the family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) field. While much recent discussion has focused on developing global or national-level mechanisms for accountability, less emphasis has been placed on understanding the relevance of ‘social accountability’ approaches for ensuring access to, and the quality of, FP/RH services. Social […]

Meeting Report

Despite growing interest, significant gaps remain in the evidence of social accountability’s effectiveness in general, and specifically for FP/RH. Many questions remain about how to best employ social accountability interventions within the FP/RH sector and their usefulness and effectiveness in affecting desired change. Does the implementation of accountability interventions in FP/RH programs improve client access […]

Meeting Report

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 […]

Journal Article

Journal: Studies in Family Planning Authors: Karen Hardee, Jan Kumar, Karen Newman, Lynn Bakamjian, Shannon Harris, Mariela Rodríguez, Win Brown Abstract: At the 2012 Family Planning Summit in London, world leaders committed to providing effective family planning information and services to 120 million additional women and girls by the year 2020. Amid positive response, some expressed concern that […]