Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020

Visit the PMA2020 WebsitePerformance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) uses innovative mobile technology to routinely gather data on family planning and water, sanitation and hygiene and other health areas. PMA2020 provides rich information useful for reporting, planning, operational decisions and advocacy at the community, country and global levels. 

PMA2020 uses Open Data Kit Collect (ODK), an open-source software to collect data on Android smartphones. Data are collected at household and facility levels on an annual basis by a network of local female data collectors, known as resident enumerators (REs), stationed 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 more quickly available to stakeholders. PMA2020 can be integrated into national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems by offering a low-cost, rapid-turnaround survey platform that can be used for various health data needs.

The growth of information and communication technologies and applications in low- and middle- income countries present themselves as ideal tools for data collection and analysis of health statistics. PMA2020 harnesses this innovative technological potential to develop a rapid, routine, low-cost data collection system as a central component of the M&E system for family planning and other health indicators.

The program is currently active in 11 countries in Africa and Asia. In each country, the surveys are implemented by local universities and research organizations, with the aim of building capacity of country partners. PMA2020 employs technological innovation at every stage of survey implementation from data collection to aggregation, analysis, and dissemination.

Overall direction and support for PMA2020 is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Program Countries

PMA2020 is designed to facilitate annual progress reporting in support of the goals and principles of FP2020 across ten FP2020 pledging countries:

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