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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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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, 2016external-resource journal-article
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
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
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
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-document 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-document 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-documentimpacthealth-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-documentqualityfamily-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-documentefficiencycost-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-documentefficiencysustainability
Additionality: Capturing additional users in health markets
Additionality: Capturing additional users in health marketsAn overview of the additionality metric.October 6, 2016briefing-documentimpactadditionality
Equity: Enabling the poor to access services
Equity: Enabling the poor to access servicesA overview of the equity metric.March 1, 2017briefing-documentequitysocioeconomic-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.June 1, 2018bangladesh 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