Male Engagement in Family Planning Indicator Brief

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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2018

Male Engagement in Family Planning Indicator Brief Abstract:

Constructive male engagement in family planning (FP) entails a thoughtful, gender-sensitive approach that places gender equality and women’s empowerment on equal footing with other desired outcomes (Gilles, 2015). When men are engaged in FP, gender equity improves, leading to better health outcomes for men, women, and children.

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.

Each indicator featured here contains its definition, suggested disaggregations, and, if applicable, calculation. Full indicator reference sheets for all indicators in this brief may be accessed online at the MEASURE Evaluation Family Planning and Reproductive Health Indicators Database, here:

Filed under: M&E , Male engagement , Monitoring, Evaluation , Family Planning , Indicators