National Reproductive Health Strategy M&E Training wraps up

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Higher Population Council organized a training in partnership with USAID Tawasol in monitoring and evaluating the National Reproductive Health and Family Planning Strategy at the Dead Sea attended by 35 members of the steering committee of the strategy and focal points from 31 partner agencies.

In her closing remarks, HPC secretary general, Engineer Maisoon Al Zoubi, stressed the need to establish a robust monitoring and evaluation process that reflects outcomes and outputs more accurately and helps achieve the desired goals. Al Zoubi further stressed that the purpose of the National Strategy for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (2013-2018), which HPC is monitoring the implementation of is to create an enabling environment at the level of policy, services and information so as to achieve the demographic dividend by 2030. Programs Director, Dr. Sawsan Al Da’aja said that the training aims to promote a unified understanding of the inputs, outputs and outcomes of strategy and KPI measurement methods and provide training in monitoring and evaluation methods.

On the other hand, policy and advocacy expert at USAID- Tawasol, Zaid Al Halawani, stressed the need for all partners and stakeholders to remain committed to implementing the activities of the strategy and using M&E methods to follow up on activities and inputs.

The 3-day workshop focused on developing the needed M&E skills to help generate accurate periodic reports and set clear criteria. Several recommendations were made during the workshop including, the need to restructure steering and technical committees, prepare executive plans for next year based on the outcomes of the training, and draft the M&E report of 2016 based on the techniques introduced at the training.