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About PMA2020

Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys monitoring key health and development indicators.

Data are collected at household and health facility levels via mobile phones through a network of female data collectors, known as Resident Enumerators (REs), throughout the country. REs transfer data by phone to a central server using the mobile data network. In real-time, data are validated, aggregated and prepared into tables and graphs, making results quickly available to stakeholders. PMA2020 can be integrated into national monitoring and evaluation systems by offering a low-cost, rapid-turnaround survey platform that can be used for various health data needs.

The PMA2020 project is implemented by local partner universities and research organizations who train and deploy the cadres of female REs.

PMA Agile and PMA Plus are two projects that expand on the innovations that work from the PMA2020 platform in several countries.

PMA Agile is a continuous data monitoring and evaluation system, collecting data at quarterly intervals each year on overall health service delivery environment with emphasis on family planning and contraceptive service provision at the health facility level in multiple countries, largely in urban areas. The project uses mobile data collection methods to track information on health facility performance and impacts from large-scale projects on their intended results. The PMA Agile system captures information flows on urban reproductive health that is timely, flexible and adaptable, as well as cost-efficient.

PMA Plus is an expansion project of PMA2020 aimed at gaining critical understandings of women, adolescents, men and couples’ decision-making about fertility and contraceptive intentions and use to improve estimation of key FP2020 indicators.

Overall direction and support of PMA2020 is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with national partners in each project country. PMA2020 is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Learn More About Our Program:


PMA2020 Overview Brochure

Available in English and French



Progress Report No. 2

Available in English and French


Progress Report No. 1

Available in English and French.

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A collection of testimonials from PMA2020 resident data collectors.

Available in English.