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 in northern Nigeria.

January 2015

The Characteristics and Experiences of Women Supported to Receive Fistula Repair through IFHP in Ethiopia

This study aimed to describe the characteristics of women supported by the Integrated Family Health Project in Ethiopia to obtain fistula repair services, in particular their experience in reaching repair services and their wiliness to participate in efforts to prevent and treat fistula.

February 2015

Extending Service Delivery-Family Planning Initiative: Endline Survey Results

This project in Mozambique worked with health facilities, pre-service institutes, communities and partners to integrate family planning into primary care services, minimizing the cost of care and maximizing the opportunities to reach men and women with family planning services. The endline survey show the results of the four year project.

July 2015

Integrated Family Health Program: Endline Household Survey Summary Report

This household survey was designed to measure changes in knowledge, attitudes, and health behaviors among families in the Integrated Family Health Program's catchment areas between 2008 and 2013.

August 2015

Project Iniciativa: Findings from End-of-Project Qualitative Evaluation

This report summarizes the findings from an end-of-project qualitative evaluation conducted in November and December of 2014.

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August 2015

Project Iniciativa: Findings from End-of-Project Qualitative Evaluation

This report summarizes the findings from an end-of-project qualitative evaluation conducted in November and December of 2014.

July 2015

Reaching Young Married Women and First-time Parents for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies in Burkina Faso

This technical brief discusses Pathfinder’s experience in Burkina Faso, implementing a project to reach young married women, first-time parents, and their key influencers, for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy through contraceptive use.

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