In 1995, the Population Council’s Africa OR/TA Project II proposed a three-year subproject to organize and strengthen the Situation Analysis methodology that had been developed by the first Africa OR/TA Project in 1989. This subproject proposed to concentrate on three areas of continuing importance in the African context: wider use of the established database to explore program issues in reproductive health (RH); synthesis of the knowledge that has been collected about African family planning (FP) programs into a monograph analyzing program issues, patterns of services, and their implications; and continued assistance in training and data processing on field studies. These goals were achieved with a high level of success. During the three years of the subproject, there was heavy demand for assistance with Situation Analysis studies from both program managers and USAID staff. Overall, Situation Analysis proved to be both a useful tool for program managers and a productive instrument for programmatic and methodological research. According to this report, during the subproject period, more than three dozen publications, study reports, methodological papers, programmatic reviews, and syntheses of findings were produced and disseminated.
Miller, Robert A. 1998. "Continuing the strengthening of situation analysis methodology: An Africa-focused approach." New York: Population Council.
Africa OR/TA Project II