The Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group

The Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group

爱博体育分析The Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group provides technical advice and support for monitoring progress towards the FP2020 goal; to promote the use of data for knowledge sharing and to inform decision-making; and to contribute to the understanding of quantitative and qualitative evidence in key dimensions of family planning, such as quality of care and human rights. 


Sarah Bradley, Global Research Director, SHOPS Plus, Abt Associates

Sarah Bradley is the Global Research Director for the SHOPS Plus project overseeing all core research and also serves as the Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation lead for the Afghanistan and Nepal programs. She has 16 years of experience in international public health research, most recently as a senior research associate for the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. She has authored numerous publications on contraceptive discontinuation, unmet need for family planning, data quality, and the health consequences of unintended childbearing. Bradley holds a master’s degree in health science from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in demography from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Ilene Speizer, Research Professor, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Dr. Speizer is trained as a demographer and evaluation researcher. She has led research and evaluation studies on family planning (FP), HIV prevention, intimate partner violence and adolescent reproductive health programs in sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti and India. Her work has included primary data collection in numerous locations using household-based study designs as well as facility-based surveys that include facility audits, provider surveys and exit interviews. Dr. Speizer is currently the Principal Investigator on two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. First, she is leading the Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative Sustainability Study that is examining the sustainability of family planning program activities following program completion and comparing a city where the program ended to a city where the program continued. This study includes quantitative and qualitative data collection. She is also leading the Full Access, Full Choice: Increasing Youth’s Access to Expanded Method Choice project that seeks to use existing evidence to strengthen global and country-level (focus on Kenya and Niger) programs and policies for improving access to and use of methods for young people (ages 15-24). Her work often involves engaging stakeholders in the target countries to build their capacity to undertake monitoring and evaluation as well as using data to inform decision-making.

Paulin Tra, Technical Manager, Performance, Knowledge and New Technology, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional Office

Paulin Tra爱博体育分析Paulin Tra is the Technical Manager, Performance, Knowledge and New Technology for the Africa Regional Office of IPPF, supervising 39 member affiliates in Sub-Saharan Africa. As such, he is the lead person for performance, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and new technologies for SRH in this region. He has 18 years of experience in data management, monitoring, evaluation and learning. He has coordinated several initiatives in the Africa Region, such as Performance Based Funding, Health Management Information Systems implementation for quality routine data collection, mobile data collection and use of routine data for decision making at all levels, helping improve the performance culture in the region. Prior to IPPF, Paulin held positions as a Statistician, M&E manager, Quality Assurance Manager, ICT projects coordinator and Research Assistant in Cote d’Ivoire's Ministry of Health, MTN, UNFPA, PSI, PATH-IYCN and AIBEF. Paulin holds a master's degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool and a master's degree in Statistics and Applied Economics from the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ENSEA) in Abidjan.​​


  • Anisa Berdellima, Senior Manager of Impact and Sustainability, Marie Stopes International
  • Win Brown, Senior Program Officer, Measurement, Learning & Evaluation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Michael Cohen, M&E Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain, Procurement and Supply Management, Chemonics International 
  • Aisha Dasgupta, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Jacqui Darroch, Senior Fellow, Guttmacher Institute
  • Meghan Gallagher, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Save the Children
  • Claire Giry, Statistics Adviser, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Team, UK Department for International Development
  • Karen Hardee, President, Hardee Associates
  • Aparna Jain, Associate II & Deputy Technical Director, The Evidence Project, Population Council
  • Alain Kabore, Regional Technical Advisor, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative Project, PATH
  • Adnan Khan, Chief Knowledge Officer, Research and Development Solutions
  • James Kiarie, Coordinator, Human Reproduction Team, World Health Organization
  • Desmond Koroma, Technical Specialist, Programme Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, United Nations Population Fund
  • Dominic Montagu, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
  • Moses Muwonge, Director, Samasha Medical Foundation
  • Amani Selim, Evaluation Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • John Stanback, Scientist, FHI360; Family Planning Advisor, Advancing Partners and Communities Project
  • Reshma Trasi, Project Director, (re)solve / Director, Research and Metrics, Pathfinder International

Technical Resource Advisors

  • Leontine Alkema, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Philip Anglewicz, Director of Program of Research, Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA), Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Priya Emmart, Deputy Director, Track20, Avenir Health
  • Elizabeth Gummerson, Deputy Director, Technical Unit, Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA), Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Emily Sonneveldt, Director, Track20, Avenir Health
  • John Stover, Vice President, Avenir Health
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