USAID Nepal Family Health Program II Nepal Family Health Program II
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Monitoring and Evaluation

In any project, there is a need to track performance for reporting purposes. In NFHP II, however monitoring and evaluation functions serve a broader role. The program addresses its work self-critically, seeking valid reliable measures of actual program performance to direct changes in our approach so as to improve our effectiveness. Furthermore, part of the mandate of NFHP II is to contribute to the ongoing development and refinement of global best practices through piloting and rigorously documenting innovative approaches, particularly community-based service delivery within a public-sector program context.

The NFHP II M&E team gathers, analyzes, interprets, and reports on program progress and achievements to provide accurate and useful information at all levels. The information produced is used to assess progress, improve implementation as necessary, and report on the extent to which the program achieves its intended results. It provides program staff, government, and partner organizations with evidence on progress, outcomes, and lessons learned on providing FP/MNCH and other public health services

NFHP II uses secondary data sources — such as HMIS, LMIS, data from the partner organizations, and DHS — for monitoring and evaluating its program. In addition, information not available from the existing government MIS system is also collected directly by project staff. NFHP II also conducts special studies for program development and evaluation. Some of the larger-scale studies are conducted by local contract research organizations with close oversight by project staff; smaller-scale studies are conducted internally.

To learn more about NFHP's work in monitoring and evaluation, go to our Resources.