This is a report on a technical advisory meeting that brought together 45 participants from the five country programs being evaluated through the Reproductive Health Voucher and Accreditation (V&A) project, which is implemented by the Population Council with financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This group met for the first time as a newly emerging “voucher community” to learn from the successes and challenges faced in this early growth phase of emerging V&A programs that deliver maternal and reproductive health services. In addition to standardizing the collection of performance and financing metrics, who would use such data and how to present the indicators were discussed extensively. A separate Technical Advisory Committee also met and identified the following priorities for the remainder of the project period: identifying utilization trends, stimulating quality improvement through reinvestment, capturing client preferences, optimizing MIS structures and standardizing indicators, improving communications including a clearer research agenda statement, and exploring cost drivers.
Reproductive Health Vouchers Evaluation Team and Population Council. 2012. "Report of the Voucher and Accreditation Evaluation Project Meeting," November 2011, Mombasa, Kenya. Nairobi: Population Council.
RH Vouchers: Evaluating Voucher-and-Accreditation Programs to Improve Maternal and Reproductive Health Service Delivery