Research and Evaluation Working Paper Series

The purpose of the Working Paper Series is to disseminate work in progress by Pathfinder International staff on critical issues of population, reproductive health, and development.
January 2009

Demographic, Programmatic, and Socioeconomic Correlates of Maternal Mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh

This study uses longitudinal data from the Matlab Demographic Surveillance System to investigate factors commonly believed to increase maternal mortality risk: too young, too short, a birth interval,too many children, and too old.

January 2010

A Reproductive Health Communication Model That Helps Improve Young Women's Reproductive Life and Reduce Population Growth: The Case of PRACHAR from Bihar, India

This paper shows that culturally acceptable and community-focused interventions geared to young people can help increase age of marriage, increase contraceptive use among young couples, and provide populations better access to reproductive health services.

August 2011

Enhancing Reproductive Rights to Reduce Violence Against Women in Gaza Province, Mozambique

This study assesses the level of knowledge and attitudes toward Violence Against Women among community members in targeted communities in Gaza Province, Mozambique at baseline.

October 2011

Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Youth Living with HIV in Tanzania: A qualitative study exploring the experiences and perceptions of young home based care clients, their caregivers, and care providers

This qualitative study explores the experiences, perceptions and reproductive health needs of young people (15-24) living with HIV who are enrolled in Home Based Care (HBC) programs.

January 2012

The Effect of Reproductive Health Communication Interventions on Age at Marriage and First Birth in Rural Bihar, India

This paper describes the results of a survey of participants in an adolescent education program implemented by the PRACHAR project in rural Bihar.

August 2012

Addressing Unmet Need for Long Acting Family Planning in Ethiopia - Uptake of Implanon and Characteristics of Users

This working paper presents the results of a study conducted in Ethiopia that shows that providing Implanon through community-health workers is effective in reaching women who have unmet need for family planning.

March 2013

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception Among HIV-Positive Women

This baseline study was conducted to assess the performance of the ARISE (Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk Populations) project in Uganda.

June 2013

Extending Service Delivery – Family Planning Initiative (ESD-FPI): Baseline Report

The objectives of this baseline survey were to assess the knowledge and practice of family planning, examine the use of facility-based services, identify channels through which information about family planning could be shared, and inform decision-making.

October 2013

A Qualitative Analysis of the Experience of Women Supported by the Integrated Family Health Project to Reach Fistula Repair Services

Read more about Pathfinder's qualitative analysis of the experience of women supported by the Integrated Family Health Project to reach fistula repair services.

November 2013

Evaluating the Coverage and Cost of Community Health Worker Programs in Nampula Province in Mozambique

In 2012, Pathfinder conducted a study in Mozambique to explore whether community health workers who provide an integrated package of services communicate with beneficiaries about family planning, and what actions women take based on these messages.

March 2014

Health of People and the Environment Lake Victoria Basin Baseline Study: Synthesis Report

In 2012, HoPE LVB conducted a baseline study to inform project design and determine baseline values for key outcome indicators.

June 2014

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women: A Qualitative Study of the Arise Project in Uganda

This report presents the findings from a qualitative study conducted in January 2014 in Lango and Teso regions of Uganda among Arise Project beneficiaries and service providers.

June 2014

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women: Endline Survey Results and Comparison with the Baseline

This is a report of a facility-based endline survey that was conducted as part of a program evaluation to assess the Arise—Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk-Populations project in Uganda.

August 2014

Assessment of the Quality of Antenatal Care Services Provided by Health Workers using a Mobile Phone Decision Support Application in Northern Nigeria

A pre/post intervention study assessing the effect of introducing a mobile case management and decision support application for antenatal care on the quality of antenatal care services provided in 10 primary health centers in Abuja and Nasawara, northern Nigeria.

Related Publications

December 2014

Change Starts Here: Pathfinder International 2014 Annual Report

We believe change starts with expertly trained providers and pharmacies that never run out of supplies. It starts with open conversations among women, young people, men, religious leaders, mothers-in-law, policymakers, and others, joining to discuss their beliefs and remove barriers to their health and well-being. Our 2014 Annual Report shows a few highlights of how Pathfinder has served as a catalyst for change over the past year.

July 2014

m4Youth: Providing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information to University Students and Peer Educators

Pathfinder is using m4youth, a free SMS service, to impact students’ knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, thereby increasing their utilization of services.

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