Applying the best Monitoring and Evaluation method to every situation

ResultsinHealth uses a variety of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods, including the ‘Most Significant Change' (MSC), ‘Appreciative Inquiry' (AI) and ‘Outcome Mapping’. By carefully applying both qualitative and quantitative techniques, ResultsinHealth assists agencies to strengthen the value of M&E in their projects.

An example of our work
M&E in our project “Improving access to safe abortion for vulnerable women who have experienced rape” in Indonesia

Since early 2014, ResultsinHealth has assisted the Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (Yogyakarta Chapter) and the Women, Disabled People and Child Advocacy Centre (SAPDA Institute) with the implementation of a two-year project funded by the Safe Abortion Action Programme (SAAF). This project involves training health care providers, developing an effective referral system for women who have experienced rape, and promoting advocacy to improve care after rape, including the provision of safe abortion services.

ResultsinHealth's added value
ResultsinHealth is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of this project. Given the complex nature of the project, a mixed quantitative and qualitative M&E approach was designed together with reliable data collection instruments. Baseline data have already been collected and have provided input for a training curriculum for health care providers and development of the referral system and advocacy messages and strategy.

A distinctive feature of this M&E system is the use of the Most Significant Change Technique. ResultsinHealth staff trained local partners on implementing the MSC technique, and collecting stories of change among women who had received safe abortion services, health care providers, project staff, and policy makers. After data collection, the stories were analysed together with these various stakeholders, and an understanding was created for the significant impact rape can have on the lives of women who experienced it.