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As part of our rigorous process, Metrics for Management writes and publicly shares a variety of technical reports, journal articles, and mass media communications. Please find a list of publications, articles, literature reviews, feature stories, and more in our four areas of work below.

 

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Definitions, measurement and indicator selection for quality of care in abortion
Definitions, measurement and indicator selection for quality of care in abortionThere is little consensus about how to measure quality of care for abortino services. Yet, standardized and validated quality metrics would move our field forward and contribute to quality improvement activities and, ultimately, to improved health outcomes for women and families. Partners in the Abortion Service Quality Initiative are collaborating to develop the first-ever global.... Read more.November 30, 2019journal-articlequalityabortion-service-quality
Metrics Matter Newsletter – September 2021
Metrics Matter Newsletter – September 2021Monthly newsletter., , , , September 30, 2021newsletterefficiency equity impact qualityfamily-planning-quality health-impact maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity sustainability
M4M Capability Statement
M4M Capability StatementM4M Capability StatementSeptember 29, 2021m4m-capability-statementefficiency equity impact quality
Real-time wealth assessment to ensure results‑based financing systems reach the poor
Real-time wealth assessment to ensure results‑based financing systems reach the poorEquityTool wealth assessment allows for simple, cost-effective equity monitoring and real-time adaptation of project and program activities.September 5, 2021case-studyequityequity
Metrics Matter Newsletter – August 2021
Metrics Matter Newsletter – August 2021Monthly newsletter., , , , August 31, 2021newsletterefficiency equity impact qualityfamily-planning-quality health-impact maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity sustainability
Stanford - 2021 Davidson Gwatkin Equity Measurement Prize Winner
Stanford – 2021 Davidson Gwatkin Equity Measurement Prize WinnerMetrics for Management is pleased to announce that the Davidson Gwatkin Equity Measurement Prize for 2021 has been awarded to Stanford’s Environmental Arsenic Exposure and the Human Gut Microbiome Project. August 30, 2021media-releaseefficiency equity impact qualityequity-measurement-prize
2021 UNICEF / LIXIL - Davidson Gwatkin Equity Measurement Prize Winner
2021 UNICEF / LIXIL – Davidson Gwatkin Equity Measurement Prize WinnerMetrics for Management is pleased to announce that the Davidson Gwatkin Equity Measurement Prize for 2021 has been awarded to the UNICEF / LIXIL Partnership Monitoring System.August 30, 2021media-releaseefficiency equity impact qualityequity-measurement-prize
Abortion Service Quality Initiative (ASQ): Measuring abortion services
Abortion Service Quality Initiative (ASQ): Measuring abortion servicesASQ brief on measuring abortion service quality.June 16, 2021briefing-materialsqualityabortion-service-quality
Abortion Service Quality Initiative (ASQ): Abortion metrics matter
Abortion Service Quality Initiative (ASQ): Abortion metrics matterASQ brief on why metrics matter.June 16, 2021briefing-materialsqualityabortion-service-quality
Put Your Data To Use
Put Your Data To UsePut your DATA to use. Global health needs rigorous, evidence based, standardised and goal driven metrics., , , July 11, 2021video-resourceefficiency equity impact qualityefficiency equity impact quality
Metrics Matter Newsletter – July 2021
Metrics Matter Newsletter – July 2021Monthly newsletter., , , , July 5, 2021newsletterefficiency equity impact qualityfamily-planning-quality health-impact maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity sustainability
Metrics Matter Newsletter – June 2021
Metrics Matter Newsletter – June 2021Monthly newsletter., , , , June 15, 2021newsletterefficiency equity impact qualityfamily-planning-quality health-impact maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity sustainability
EquityTool helps identify those most in need
EquityTool helps identify those most in needRoutine monitoring of equity in sanitation delivery project in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire demonstrates the EquityTool’s versatility and adaptability, including seamless integration with DHIS2.May 31, 2021benin cote-divoirecase-studyequitysocioeconomic-equity
Webinar | Improving equity in health by improving measurement of wealth: Tools and practical application in Nepal
Webinar | Improving equity in health by improving measurement of wealth: Tools and practical application in NepalThis webinar shares the EquityTool, a tool developed to quickly assess the relative wealth of a surveyed group. The EquityTool uses previously collected nationally representative data (e.g. DHS). This webinar will showcase tools and practical application in Nepal., June 10, 2021nepalwebinarequityequity socioeconomic-equity
Metrics Matter Newsletter – May 2021
Metrics Matter Newsletter – May 2021Monthly newsletter., , , , May 21, 2021newsletterefficiency equity impact qualityfamily-planning-quality health-impact maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity sustainability
Metrics Matter Newsletter – April 2021
Metrics Matter Newsletter – April 2021Monthly newsletter., , , , April 16, 2021newsletterefficiency equity impact qualityfamily-planning-quality health-impact maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity sustainability
Person-Centered Maternity Care
Person-Centered Maternity CareOverview of Person-Centered Maternity Tool.April 19, 2021briefing-materialsqualitymaternal-health-quality
Asset to Income Estimator
Asset to Income EstimatorOverview of the Asset to Income Estimator.April 19, 2021briefing-materialsefficiency equity impact qualitysocioeconomic-equity
EquityTool
EquityToolOverview of the EquityTool.April 19, 2021briefing-materialsequitysocioeconomic-equity
Method Information Index
Method Information IndexOverview of the Method Information Index.April 19, 2021briefing-materialsqualityfamily-planning-quality
Standard Survey Data: Insights Into Private Sector Utilization
Standard Survey Data: Insights Into Private Sector UtilizationThis study sets out to summarize the importance of private provision of inpatient and outpatient care within health systems of 65 countries in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. We expand on and update prior studies which have used similar data, and create regional summaries.April 12, 2021africa asia europe latin-americajournal-articleimpacthealth-impact
Measuring Service Quality and Assessing Its Relationship to Contraceptive Discontinuation: A Prospective Cohort Study in Pakistan and Uganda
Measuring Service Quality and Assessing Its Relationship to Contraceptive Discontinuation: A Prospective Cohort Study in Pakistan and UgandaThe International Rescue Committee (IRC) used the EquityTool to understand existing in-country methods to identify the poor. The IRC will use EquityTool results to inform future iterations of their cash transfer program, ensuring the best use of their resources and the continued effectiveness of their crisis response.June 30, 2020pakistan ugandajournal-articlequalityfamily-planning-quality
METHOD INFORMATION INDEX
METHOD INFORMATION INDEXThe quality of family planning counseling is important to support women to use, and continue using, contraception, when desired. Providing women with a choice of contraceptive methods and with high-quality counseling are critical elements of rights-based family planning.May 1, 2020guidequalityfamily-planning-quality
PERSON CENTERED MATERNITY CARE
PERSON CENTERED MATERNITY CARETogether with researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Los Angeles we have developed a 13-item scale to assess PCMC. May 1, 2020guidequalitymaternal-health-quality
Measures of family planning service quality associated with contraceptive discontinuation: an analysis of Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) project data from urban Kenya
Measures of family planning service quality associated with contraceptive discontinuation: an analysis of Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) project data from urban KenyaMany program implementers have difficulty collecting and analyzing data on program beneficiaries’ wealth because a large number of survey questions are required to construct the standard.March 1, 2020kenyajournal-articlequalityfamily-planning-quality
EquityTool Newsletter - Oct 2019
EquityTool Newsletter – Oct 2019EquityTool Newsletter from October 2019, featuring: New compatibility with DHIS2 versions 2.28 through 2.32, New EquityTool in Jordan and Mali, and a recap of EquityTool at #WD2019October 28, 2019jordan malinewsletterequitysocioeconomic-equity
M4M Newsletter - October 2019
M4M Newsletter – October 2019Metrics for Management newsletter from October 2019, featuring: update from the first year of our Abortion Service Quality (ASQ) Initiative; EquityTool compatibility with DHIS2 and a new EquityTool in Jordan; fresh faces and a new President for the M4M Board of Directors., October 28, 2019argentina bangladesh ethiopia jordan nigerianewsletterequity qualityabortion-service-quality socioeconomic-equity
Hiring: Communications Manager
Hiring: Communications ManagerWe are hiring a Communications ManagerJuly 25, 2019united-statesjob-announcement
M4M Newsletter - July 2019
M4M Newsletter – July 2019Metrics for Management newsletter from April 2019, featuring: exciting news and a call for opinions for the India EquityTool; ICT4D and Women Deliver conferences; job announcement; recent publications; updates from the EquityTool., , July 17, 2019ghana india kenyanewsletterequity qualityfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
Toward the development of a short multi- country person- centered maternity care scale
Toward the development of a short multi- country person- centered maternity care scaleArticle in International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics by Afulani, P. A., Feeser, K., Sudhinaraset, M., Aborigo, R., Montagu, D. and Chakraborty, N. using data from Ghana, Kenya, and India to develop a shortened, valid and reliable scale applicable across multiple settings for routine monitoring of person‐centered maternity care (PCMC).May 9, 2019ghana india kenyajournal-articlequalitymaternal-health-quality
EquityTool Newsletter - April 2019
EquityTool Newsletter – April 2019EquityTool Newsletter from April 2019, featuring: call for user input on India state-specific EquityTools; new tools in Sudan, Philipines, India; upcoming ICT4D conference; EquityTool in printApril 10, 2019india philippines sudannewsletterequitysocioeconomic-equity
M4M Newsletter - April 2019
M4M Newsletter – April 2019Metrics for Management newsletter from April 2019, featuring: exciting news and a call for opinions for the India EquityTool; ICT4D and Women Deliver conferences; job announcement; recent publications; updates from the EquityTool., , April 4, 2019india philippines sudannewsletterequity qualityfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
M4M at Women Deliver 2019
M4M at Women Deliver 2019Visit M4M's demo table at Women Deliver 2019 in Vancouver to learn more about the EquityTool and our contributions to women's and girls' global health., , , , June 3, 2019canadaconferences-seminars eventequity impact qualityabortion-service-quality family-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
Association Between the Quality of Contraceptive Counseling and Method Continuation: Findings From a Prospective Cohort Study in Social Franchise Clinics in Pakistan and Uganda
Association Between the Quality of Contraceptive Counseling and Method Continuation: Findings From a Prospective Cohort Study in Social Franchise Clinics in Pakistan and UgandaGlobal Health Science and Practice article by Nirali M. Chakraborty, Karen Chang, Benjamin Bellows, Karen A. Grépin, Waqas Hameed, Amanda Kalamar, Xaher Gul, Lynn Atuyambe and Dominic Montagu, showing that higher Method Information Index (MII) scores in Pakistan and Uganda was associated with continued use of family planning over 12 months.March 8, 2019pakistan ugandajournal-articlequalityfamily-planning-quality
Email News Blast - Feb 2019 Articles
Email News Blast – Feb 2019 ArticlesMetrics for Management email newsblast from February 2019 announcing three new publications on equity and quality measurement., , February 5, 2019bangladesh kenya pakistan ugandanewsletterequity qualityfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
Maternal & Neonatal Healthcare Quality Measurement: Real and Desired
Maternal & Neonatal Healthcare Quality Measurement: Real and DesiredReport by Chang, Hossain, Sarker, Montagu, and Chakraborty, in collaboration with BRAC in Bangladesh (JPGSPH). Starting with the 352 indicators within WHO Standards for Improving Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care in Health Facilities, this report proposes a prioritization of indicators based on evidence of correlation to outcomes and on service-level assessments of utility and viability.December 14, 2018bangladeshreportqualitymaternal-health-quality
Evaluating Quality of Contraceptive Counseling: An analysis of the Method Information Index
Evaluating Quality of Contraceptive Counseling: An analysis of the Method Information IndexA Studies in Family Planning journal article by Chang, Mukanu, Bellows, Hameed, Kalamar, Grépin, Gul, and Chakraborty, assessing consistency between Method Information Index (MII) responses and the contraceptive method received in a prospective study in Uganda and Pakistan. January 19, 2019pakistan ugandajournal-articleequity qualityfamily-planning-quality
Who Serves the Poor? An Equity Analysis of Public and Private Providers of Family Planning and Child Health Services in Kenya
Who Serves the Poor? An Equity Analysis of Public and Private Providers of Family Planning and Child Health Services in KenyaA Frontiers in Public Health journal article by Chakraborty, Montagu, Wanderi and Oduor, which uses the EquityTool to analyze differences in the wealth status of clients of family planning and child health services in Kenya by health sector. Collaboration with PSI and PS Kenya., January 8, 2019kenyajournal-articleequity qualityfamily-planning-quality socioeconomic-equity
EquityTool Newsletter – October 2018
EquityTool Newsletter – October 2018EquityTool Newsletter from October 2018, featuring: a summary of our presentation on measuring equity and EquityTool demonstration booth at MERLTech 2018, information on EquityTool support available through Metrics for Management consulting, and tool updates in Myanmar, Argentina, Somaliland, and Guinea-Bissau.October 15, 2018argentina guinea-bissau myanmar somalilandnewsletterequitysocioeconomic-equity
M4M Newsletter Oct 2018
M4M Newsletter Oct 2018Metrics for Management newsletter from October 2018, featuring: ICFP, MERLTech and HSR conferences; Metric Bootcamp; and updates from the EquityTool., , October 17, 2018newsletterequity qualityfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
The Lancet, 388 (2016) 613-621. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30242-2
Engaging the Private Sector in UHCArticle on UHC and the private sector, co-authored by Dr. Catherine Goodman of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK and M4M CEO Dr. Dominic Montagu in his capacity as a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco.August 6, 2016journal-article
M4M at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2018
M4M at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2018Metrics for Management is thrilled to be presenting a full line-up of our latest family planning quality and maternal health quality research at the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, November 12-15., , November 12, 2018rwandaconferences-seminars eventequity qualityfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality
M4M at Health Systems Research 2018 Global Symposium
M4M at Health Systems Research 2018 Global SymposiumM4M Director of Research and Technical Assistance Dr. Nirali Chakraborty will be presenting a poster: "Engaging the private sector to standardize quality measurement: A case study in family planning" at the 2018 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Oct. 8-12 in Liverpool, England. , October 8, 2018united-kingdomconferences-seminars eventqualityfamily-planning-quality
Email blast: EquityTool collaboration with Living Goods and Medic Mobile
Email blast: EquityTool collaboration with Living Goods and Medic MobileAn email blast detailing coverage of a recent collaboration between Living Goods and Medic Mobile on an mHealth app integrating the EquityTool, supported by Metrics for Management, which provided East African Community Health Workers with digital tools to better measure and provide crucial health services.August 16, 2018kenya ugandanewsletterequitysocioeconomic-equity
Ensuring Equitable Service Delivery
Ensuring Equitable Service DeliveryBlog post by Living Goods Director of Analytics Brad Presner detailing an EquityTool collaboration with Medic Mobile and Metrics for Management. , August 15, 2018kenya ugandablog pressequitysocioeconomic-equity
Operationalizing an Equity Lens in Community Health
Operationalizing an Equity Lens in Community HealthBlog post by Medic Mobile's Alix Emden detailing an EquityTool collaboration with Living Goods and Metrics for Management. , August 15, 2018kenya ugandablog pressequitysocioeconomic-equity
Publication of book: Quality Measurement in Family Planning: Past, Present, Future
Publication of book: Quality Measurement in Family Planning: Past, Present, FutureNews alert announcing the publication of the book: Quality Measurement in Family Planning: Past, Present, Future.November 9, 2017newsqualityfamily-planning-quality
M4M Side Session and Presentations at PAA 2018 Conference
M4M Side Session and Presentations at PAA 2018 ConferenceJoin us at our side session at the Population Association of America's annual conference: "Measuring Quality in Family Planning: state of the field and new opportunities". If you're attending the conference, look out for a presentation on the Method Information Index (MII) by Dr. Karen Chang, and a poster on identifying adopters of family planning by Karla Feeser. , April 26, 2018pakistan ugandaconferences-seminars eventqualityfamily-planning-quality
Metrics for Management Newsletter - July 2018
Metrics for Management Newsletter – July 2018Metrics for Management newsletter from July 2018, featuring: launch of the Abortion Service Quality (ASQ) Initiative; introduction to M4M, LLC; consulting case study with Project Concern International (PCI); board member Malabika Sarker's award; links to our BNJ Sexual and Reproductive Health editorial and International Journal of Equity in Health article; and updates from the EquityTool. , , July 19, 2018bangladesh guatemala india malawi peru tanzania united-statesnewsletterequity qualityabortion-service-quality family-planning-quality socioeconomic-equity
EquityTool Newsletter - July 2018
EquityTool Newsletter – July 2018EquityTool Newsletter from July 2018, featuring: a case study with Water Mission in Peru and Tanzania, information on EquityTool support available through Metrics for Management consulting, and tool updates in Armenia, Guinea, Madagascar, Uganda, Argentina, and Guinea-Bissau.July 12, 2018argentina armenia guinea guinea-bissau madagascar peru tanzania ugandanewsletterequitysocioeconomic-equity
Ipas E-Newsletter on Safe Abortion Celebrates M4M ASQ Initiative
Ipas E-Newsletter on Safe Abortion Celebrates M4M ASQ InitiativeIn this special Ipas email blast, Chief Scientific & Technical Officer Kathryn Andersen celebrates the importance of the Abortion Service Quality Initiative (ASQ), implemented in coordination with Metrics for Management and Ibis Reproductive Health.July 26, 2018pressqualityabortion-service-quality
M4M Booth and Presentation at MERLTech 2018
M4M Booth and Presentation at MERLTech 2018M4M will be attending the MERLTech 2018 Conference September 6-7 in Washington, D.C. Join us to discuss Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning in Development, both at our conference booth, and during our joint presentation with Medic Mobile on equity measurement using the EquityTool., September 6, 2018conferences-seminars eventequitysocioeconomic-equity
EquityTool Case Study: Effectively identifying and serving the most vulnerable crisis victims with the International Rescue Committee
EquityTool Case Study: Effectively identifying and serving the most vulnerable crisis victims with the International Rescue CommitteeThe International Rescue Committee (IRC) used the EquityTool to understand existing in-country methods to identify the poor. The IRC will use EquityTool results to inform future iterations of their cash transfer program, ensuring the best use of their resources and the continued effectiveness of their crisis response.April 12, 2017pakistancase-studyequitysocioeconomic-equity
EquityTool Case Study: Improving heath and livelihoods for women and families in Cambodia with Helen Keller International
EquityTool Case Study: Improving heath and livelihoods for women and families in Cambodia with Helen Keller InternationalHelen Keller International (HKI) used the EquityTool to improve the health status of women and children around the world. The EquityTool has allowed HKI to collect and understand wealth data in a new way, enabling more critical reflection on their service model. April 7, 2017cambodiacase-studyequitysocioeconomic-equity
EquityTool Case Study: Strengthening the Indian health sector and advocating for needs of niche clients with HLFPPT
EquityTool Case Study: Strengthening the Indian health sector and advocating for needs of niche clients with HLFPPTHindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT) used the EquityTool to understand target population and advocate for the importance of their role to strengthen national health service delivery. HLFPPT has leveraged EquityTool evidence to bolster crowdsource donations funding childbirth services for more than 75 women who could not otherwise afford care.July 13, 2017indiacase-studyequitysocioeconomic-equity
News Release: Launch of ASQ Initiative to Strengthen and Standardize Abortion Service Quality Measurement
News Release: Launch of ASQ Initiative to Strengthen and Standardize Abortion Service Quality MeasurementMetrics for Management, Ibis Reproductive Health, and Ipas have joined forces to launch the Abortion Service Quality (ASQ) Initiative. Launched in April 2018, this three-year project will develop, validate, disseminate, and champion the widespread adoption of a common measure of abortion service quality for use in and out of facilities.July 18, 2018aregentina bangladesh ethiopia nigerianewsqualityabortion-service-quality
EquityTool Case Study: Improving reach and sustainability of vision services with Sightsavers
EquityTool Case Study: Improving reach and sustainability of vision services with SightsaversFor Sightsavers’ work in India and Bangladesh, the EquityTool revealed the potential for introducing cost recovery mechanisms to improve program sustainability. In Malawi, they learned that 70% of their clients fell in the wealthiest three quintiles, and are now working to adjust their outreach to better reach those in-need.July 11, 2017bangladesh india malawicase-studyequitysocioeconomic-equity
Introducing M4M, LLC
Introducing M4M, LLCINGO Metrics for Management's sister company, Metrics 4 Management, LLC, was founded in 2018.July 14, 2018news
Symposium: Who should care for women? Reflections on the private sector's role in reproductive and maternal health
Symposium: Who should care for women? Reflections on the private sector’s role in reproductive and maternal healthM4M Director of Research Dr. Nirali Chakraborty will speak at this London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Symposium on May 21, 2018. , May 5, 2018kenya ugandaconferences-seminars eventimpact quality
M4M Board member Malabika Sarker honored as 2018 "Heroine of Health"
M4M Board member Malabika Sarker honored as 2018 “Heroine of Health”In May, Metrics for Management Board member Malabika Sarker and her colleague Sabina Faiz Rashid were named 2018 Heroines of Health by GE Healthcare and Women in Global Health. , May 5, 2018bangladeshnews press
Quality measuring in family planning: past, present, future
Quality measuring in family planning: past, present, futurePapers from the Bellagio meeting on Family Planning Quality in October 2015. Collection edited by Hopkins Leisher, collated and managed by Sprockett, Longfield, Montagu. A book in three parts: 1) The importance of quality to family planning; 2) Experiences with measuring qualiy to date; 3) Key considerations for making progress in quality measurement., January 5, 2016benin bolivia burkina-faso cambodia cameoon colombia dominican-republic egpyt el-salvador ethiopia ghana guatemala haiti honduras india indonesia kenya lao-pdr madagascar malawi mali mozambique myanmar namibia nepal nicaragua niger nigeria pakistan philippines rwanda senegal south-africa tanzania uganda vienam zambia zimbabwebook journal-articlequalityfamily-planning-quality
Simpler measurement for reaching the poor
Simpler measurement for reaching the poorAn excerpt of PSI Pulse Issue 4, March 2016, that spotlights the EquityTool. April 13, 2016pressequitysocioeconomic-equity
Behind the equity app: how researchers were able to balance scientific rigor with ease-of-use
Behind the equity app: how researchers were able to balance scientific rigor with ease-of-useA blog post by Kim Longfield and Dana Sievers for PSI Impact, contrasting PSI's past approach to quity measurement in franchise clinics against the streamlined protocol of the EquityTool.June 16, 2016equitysocioeconomic-equity
The EquityTool: Changing poverty measurement and service delivery
The EquityTool: Changing poverty measurement and service deliveryA blog post by Andrea Sprockett for the Joint Learning Network, that outlines the importance of equity measurement in development measurement and service delivery, and introduces readers to the EquityTool.March 21, 2016blogequitysocioeconomic-equity
Identifying Adopters of Family Planning in Client Exit Interviews: Does Recall Period Matter?
Identifying Adopters of Family Planning in Client Exit Interviews: Does Recall Period Matter?Article by Feeser, Chakraborty, Koladycz, Marriott, and Armstrong, representing Metrics for Management and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). In the interests of standardizing the assessment of family planning continuing users or adopters, this article analyzes how applying a timeframe to questions on prior contraceptive use affected client response, and thus, client profile. , , August 23, 2017reportimpactadditionality family-planning-quality health-impact
Data required to calculate family planning additionality
Data required to calculate family planning additionalityTwo different types of data are required in order to estimate a program’s contribution to increased contraceptive prevalence at a national level. This estimate, known as additional users of family planning, is conducted using MSI’s Impact 2 Calculator. This guide outlines the two sources of data required, and two methods of data collection, and provides recommended best practices., April 12, 2017guides-toolsimpactadditionality health-impact
Additionality terminology
Additionality terminologyMetrics Working Group summary document of additionality terminology to use and to avoid, including in contexts of commonly-collected routine service statistics data, family planning client characteristics, and population-level data. , February 16, 2017briefing-materials guides-toolsimpactadditionality
Guide and model questionnaire for assessing client profile to calculate additionality
Guide and model questionnaire for assessing client profile to calculate additionalityExcel-formatted sample questionnaire and guidance for using the questionnaire to assess client profile for family planning additionality calculations., , August 17, 2017guides-toolsimpactadditionality family-planning-quality health-impact
Additionality talking points
Additionality talking pointsMetrics Working Group summary document of key features of the additionality metric, including explanations of the FP2020 goal, Marie Stopes International (MSI)'s Impact 2 calculator, client-use profile calculations, required service provision data, and other key points., February 16, 2017briefing-materials guides-toolsimpactadditionality
Interpreting and understanding additional users as reported by family planning programs
Interpreting and understanding additional users as reported by family planning programsA guide for those who are receiving reports on programmatic contributions to the FP2020 goals and pledges using Marie Stopes International (MSI)'s Impact 2 calculator., April 7, 2017guides-toolsimpactadditionality health-impact
Patient flow management and metrics in public hospitals in Mexico
Patient flow management and metrics in public hospitals in MexicoA scoping exercise conducted by Aceso Global, report written by Jerry La Forgia and Kiran Correa. This report presents the findings of a scoping exercise or rapid assessment of patient flow management practices and metrics in low-resource hospital settings based on a sample of public hospitals in Mexico. January 1, 2016mexicoreportefficiencypatient-flow-analysis
Quality of care and abortion: beyond safety
Quality of care and abortion: beyond safetyJoint editorial from BMJ Journal – Sexual & Reproductive Health, stating that governments, advocates, providers, policymakers and other stakeholders who want to fully support women’s rights to access abortion across the globe must address quality of care, in addition to efforts to change abortion laws, train providers and expand service provision. May 5, 2018journal-articlequalityabortion-service-quality
Book: Advancing measurement of abortion quality
Book: Advancing measurement of abortion qualityReport and next steps from Wilton Park abortion service quality stakeholder meeting. The purpose of the discussion was to seek support for the idea that common measures of abortion service quality are useful, and to reach agreement on the quality dimensions and outcomes of interest to prioritise in the development of a standardised suite of metrics. May 19, 2017reportqualityabortion-service-quality
Review of quality assessment tools for family planning programmes in low- and middle-income countries
Review of quality assessment tools for family planning programmes in low- and middle-income countriesA Health Policy and Planning literature review by Andrea Sprockett to identify and assess 20 widely used public domain quality assessment tools with existing or potential application in clinic-based family planning programmes.March 16, 2016journal-articlequalityfamily-planning-quality
Use of family planning and child health services in the private sector: an equity analysis of 12 DHS surveys
Use of family planning and child health services in the private sector: an equity analysis of 12 DHS surveysAn International Journal for Equity in Health article by Chakraborty and Sprockett conducting weighted descriptive analyses on current users of modern FP and on the youngest household child under age 5 to understand and compare country-specific care seeking patterns in use of public or private facilities based on urban/rural residence and wealth quintile.April 4, 2018bangladesh cambodia democratic-republic-of-congo dominican-republic ghana haiti kenya liberia mali nigeria senegal zambiajournal-articleequitysocioeconomic-equity
Health Impact: Improving population health
Health Impact: Improving population healthAn overview of the health impact metric.March 16, 2017briefing-materialsimpacthealth-impact
Quality: Assuring quality in family planning service delivery
Quality: Assuring quality in family planning service deliveryAn overview of the family planning quality metric.March 1, 2017briefing-materialsqualityfamily-planning-quality
Cost Effectiveness: Achieving impact at an equal or lower cost than other sources of care
Cost Effectiveness: Achieving impact at an equal or lower cost than other sources of careAn overview of the cost effectiveness metric.June 3, 2016briefing-materialsefficiencycost-effectiveness
Sustainability: Continued and sustained growth in health impact over time
Sustainability: Continued and sustained growth in health impact over timeAn overview of the sustainability metric.March 1, 2017briefing-materialsefficiencysustainability
Additionality: Capturing additional users in health markets
Additionality: Capturing additional users in health marketsAn overview of the additionality metric.October 6, 2016briefing-materialsimpactadditionality
Equity: Enabling the poor to access services
Equity: Enabling the poor to access servicesA overview of the equity metric.March 1, 2017briefing-materialsequitysocioeconomic-equity
Assessing provision and equity in low and middle income country health markets
Assessing provision and equity in low and middle income country health marketsFinal report co-written by Chakraborty, Wanderi, Oduor and Montagu for Population Services International (PSI) and USAID. Report details a cross-sectional survey of urban health facilities in Kenya stratified by health facility type, focusing on four separate sectors: public, faith-based, private (non-franchised) and private (social-franchised), and using the EquityTool.October 1, 2016kenyareportequitysocioeconomic-equity
The Relationship between wealth and use of health services in the private sector
The Relationship between wealth and use of health services in the private sectorLiterature review and secondary data analysis focusing on family planning and common childhood illness across different public and private sector facility types and by wealth, written for Population Services International (PSI) and USAID.September 1, 2016bangladesh cambodia democratic-republic-of-congo dominican-republic ghana haiti kenya liberia mali nigeria senegal zambiareportequitysocioeconomic-equity
Simplified Asset Indices to Measure Wealth and Equity in Health Programs: A Reliability and Validity Analysis Using Survey Data From 16 Countries
Simplified Asset Indices to Measure Wealth and Equity in Health Programs: A Reliability and Validity Analysis Using Survey Data From 16 CountriesA Global Health Science and Practice Journal article by Chakraborty, Fry, Behl, and Longfield on the creation of country-specific measures of household wealth with as few as 6 questions that are highly reliable and valid in both urban and rural contexts.April 1, 2016bangladesh benin cambodia cameroon ethiopia malawi mozambique nepal nigeria pakistan philippines rwanda senegal tanzania uganda zimbabwejournal-articleequitysocioeconomic-equity
Living Goods & Medic Mobile Case Study - Abridged
Living Goods & Medic Mobile Case Study – AbridgedEquityTool Case Study (abbreviated version): A collaboration between Living Goods and Medic Mobile on a Smart Health mobile app integrating the EquityTool provided Living Goods Community Health Workers with digital tools to better measure and provide crucial health services.July 9, 2018kenya ugandacase-studyequitysocioeconomic-equity
Living Goods & Medic Mobile Case Study - Full Length
Living Goods & Medic Mobile Case Study – Full LengthEquityTool case study (full length version): A collaboration between Living Goods and Medic Mobile on a Smart Health mobile app integrating the EquityTool provided Living Goods Community Health Workers with digital tools to better measure and provide crucial health services.July 9, 2018kenya ugandacase-studyequitysocioeconomic-equity
EquityTool Case Study: Ensuring equitable access to clean water with Water Mission
EquityTool Case Study: Ensuring equitable access to clean water with Water MissionWater Mission incorporated EquityTool questions into their existing evaluations of two projects: a household water treatment program in Peru, and a solar-powered prepaid water system project in Tanzania. In both cases, the EquityTool allowed Water Mission to better understand their client profile and program efficacy and affordability. June 9, 2018honduras peru tanzaniacase-studyequitysocioeconomic-equity
M4M Consulting Case Study: Creating a global measure of lives transformed with PCI
M4M Consulting Case Study: Creating a global measure of lives transformed with PCIWorking together with Project Concern International (PCI), M4M created modules for the organization that were aligned with global measurement best practices. The standardized components are applicable to all programs where PCI provides services, enabling easy comparisons across projects, as well as over time within a single project.July 9, 2018guatemala india malawi united-statescase-studyimpactcustom-metric
Video introduction to the EquityTool
Video introduction to the EquityToolA short video introduction to the EquityTool. , December 13, 2015guides-tools videoequitysocioeconomic-equity