Rigorous monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is essential to the success of FP programs, and establishing consistent and effective indicators is part of the work of MEASURE Evaluation, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, to improve health information systems globally. This brief outlines 15 key indicators that ministries of health and organizations can use to inform the M&E of programs that encourage male engagement in FP.
This document provides concrete guidance for organizations on how to comprehensively and explicitly integrate gender in their M&E system. It describes how to make each component of a functioning M&E system gender-sensitive and provides guidance on how to assess the organization’s M&E system to ensure that gender is fully integrated throughout the system for appropriate collection, compilation, analysis, reporting, dissemination, and use of gender data for decision making.
This toolkit aims to help international health programs integrate a gender perspective in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, measures, and reporting. It is designed for use by health program staff working in various health sectors (such as HIV; malaria; reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health; and tuberculosis), and for various health agencies and initiatives. The toolkit will support health program staff to integrate gender in their programs, projects, and M&E activities.