DATA FOR DECISION MAKING
PMA2020's blog series, “Data for Decision Making” puts the spotlight on how PMA2020 data are being used to track and monitor policy and program goals and targets and inform policy and program chanegs. This series will highlight how the PMA2020 platform and data are increaslying being instutionalized and used by a variety of stakeholders.
In Uganda, PMA2020 data have been welcomed by the national Ministry of Health and key stakeholders to enable tracking of progress towards national goals and commitments on family planning targets. Dissemination events for PMA2020 survey results have been drawing increasing crowds with each subsequent round of data collection.
The dissemination of data from the 4th round in August 2016 drew over 60 participants from the government and key stakeholders including MOH, UBoS, USAID, UNFPA, PPDARO, RHU and various media outlets. In addition to monitoring progress towards the Ugandan government’s commitments made at Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) summit, the initial impetus of the project, a number of other examples illustrate how PMA2020 is currently being used by a variety of stakeholders in the country