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Small Grants to Build the Evidence Base in Family Planning

by on February 3, 2014

Guest post by Bridgit Adamou, Program Manager for MEASURE Evaluation PRH

Family planning is experiencing a renewed interest from the global health community. In the past five years, concerted attention has been placed on building on the evidence base and best practices in family planning. Yet the opportunity to conduct this research, from both a technical and financial point of view, remains largely unattainable to those living in the very countries being studied. Through the MEASURE Evaluation Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) project’s small grants program, 15 in-country researchers from 10 countries were awarded small grants to conduct research in family planning and reproductive health.

As a result, all sub-grantees produced working papers, with three published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, four research briefs were developed to succinctly and effectively communicate relevant research findings to stakeholders. Through MEASURE Evaluation PRH’s small grants program, not only was the research capacity of developing country researchers and their institutions strengthened, it also maximized opportunities to use research findings for evidence-based decision-making.

Access the research briefs on the MEASURE Evaluation PRH web site and share your feedback in the comments section below.

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