Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) launched a health survey in Côte d'Ivoire in August 2017. The PMA2020 team held Round 1 training of data collectors in the administrative capital of Yamoussoukro from August 14 to 25, 2017. Resident Enumerators (REs) from different regions of the country took part in the training sessions. The trainings consisted of full-team sessions on theories and protocols of data collection, simulations of interviews in the local languages and real-life situations by identifying and administering questionnaires to households and women in the city of Yamoussoukro.
Côte d'Ivoire is the 11th country to establish a PMA2020 survey platform, and is the first country to participate in co-financing. Rounds 1 and 2 of the PMA2020 Côte d'Ivoire project are being co-financed by the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene through the Intensification of Family Planning Policy Project (Projet d’Intensification de la Politique de Planification Familiale - PIPPF) implemented under the Debt Reduction and Development Contract (C2D) signed by Côte d'Ivoire and France in December 2012. Training for the first survey round was supported in part by the PMA2020 Regional Hub for Francophone West Africa, the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) in Burkina Faso.
Fieldwork for Round 1 data collection began September 4, 2017.
PMA2020 uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys to monitor key family planning and other health and development indicators on an annual basis. The program is implemented by local university and research organizations in 11 countries, deploying a cadre of female resident data collectors trained in mobile data collection.
PMA2020/Côte d'Ivoire is co-led by the Programme National Institut National de la Statistique (INS) and the Direction de Coordination du Programme National de Santé de la Mère et de l’Enfant (DC-PNSME). Overall direction and support is provided by the Debt Reduction-Development Contract (C2D) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
 The Debt Reduction and Development Contract (C2D) is an original initiative for debt relief under the Official Development Assistance (ODA) framework. This component is additional to the multilateral debt relief initiative for poor countries (HIPC - Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative). The 1st C2D, signed by the French Development Agency (Agence française de développement or AFD) and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire in December 2012, aims to finance actions supporting the fight against poverty and sustainable development. Under the Ministry of Health, three projects, including the Intensification of Family Planning Policy Project (PIPPF), receive funding from the 1st C2D resources. Health projects aim to contribute to improving the health of populations and reducing maternal, newborn and infant mortality.
Thursday, September 21, 2017