Implementation of Maternal and Child Health Outcome Surveys Using LQAS


PDF document icon fs-12-73.pdf — PDF document, 1,163 kB (1,191,534 bytes)

Author(s):

Year: 2012

Abstract:

Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) is a sampling and analysis methodology for rapid population-based surveys. It requires a small sample size and provides information on whether sub-areas or “lots” are performing at an “acceptable” or “not acceptable” level according to pre-determined targets. Samples from each lot can be aggregated to provide coverage estimates for the entire study area. LQAS can thus be a useful monitoring tool to assess service coverage and health outcomes and behaviors at the district and sub-district level.

Though LQAS is touted as a rapid and inexpensive data collection tool, this does not necessarily translate into implementations that are “quick” and “cheap”, especially when technical assistance is provided by an outside organization. From 2010–2012 MEASURE Evaluation supported three rounds of maternal and child health outcome monitoring surveys in Kenya and two rounds in Liberia. 

This document is not available in print from MEASURE Evaluation.

Shopping Cart
You have 0 item(s) in your cart.
Search Publications
Match against Title and Abstract.
Match Author Names.
Search publications have hard copy available