FP2020 Performance Monitoring & Evidence (PME) Working Group Holds Second Biannual Meeting

Photo: Members of the FP2020 Performance Monitoring and Evidence (PME) Working Group in the FP2020 office. From front to back, left to right: Front row Co-Leads Dominic Montagu, Karen Hardee, and James Kiarie. Jason Bremner, Anisa Berdellima, Beth Schlachter, Shiza Farid, Michael Cohen, Aisha Dasgupta, Jacqui Darroch, Martyn Smith, John Stover, Win Brown, Moses Muwonge, Sarah Bradley, Adnan Khan, Emily Sonnevelt, Sesi Aliu, Priya Emmart, Reshma Trasi, Aparna Jain, Leontine Alkema,  Jessica Williamson, Alain Kabore, Paulin Tra, Meghan Gallagher, Miriam Sabin

The FP2020 Performance Monitoring & Evidence (PME) Working Group held the second of its biannual meetings in Washington, DC from September 4-6. In addition to reviewing data and analysis on the progress of the FP2020 movement over the past year, the group discussed ways to improve FP2020’s reporting and communication of data. These include changes to FP2020’s Core Indicator on contraceptive discontinuation and switching to improve comparability across time and countries, as well as efforts to communicate uncertainty around indicator estimates. The group also discussed how a post-2020 vision and framework might be measured, and different approaches for assessing the impact of the FP2020 movement, using lessons learned from the past eight years. Data on FP2020 country progress, including donor disbursements and domestic government expenditures on family planning, will be released in conjunction with the launch of the FP2020 Annual Progress Report in November. In addition, FP2020 and Track20 will be updating other resources, including: country data briefs, country indicator sheets, digital indicator dashboards, and supplemental data on adolescents and youth. Lastly, FP2020 welcomes the new co-leads of the PME Working Group: Sarah Bradley (Abt Associates), Ilene Speizer (University of North Carolina) and Paulin Tra (International Planned Parenthood Federation). Our sincere thanks to the outgoing co-leads, Karen Hardee (Hardee Associates), James Kiarie (World Health Organization), and Dominic Montagu (University of California, San Francisco) for their years of service and leadership on the group.