Overall the project has made significant achievements in tackling the
provision of safe abortion services in the public sector in a very
challenging and complex Cambodian environment. Reduction in Maternal
Mortality Project (RMMP) is highly valued in the Ministry of Health at
the different levels.
The success of this project has come from a combination of a strong
institutional base in Cambodia with skilled and experienced management
and technical expertise and a continuum of quality technical support
from the UK-based Options team. The project documentation, training and
research materials are excellent. The prospect of the DFID funded
project closing at this early stage is viewed with justified concern on
the part of collaborating stakeholders, with the risk that many gains
made in Safe Abortion Care will not be sustained.
The logframe presented some difficulties in measuring progress. The
purpose is very broad, while the RMMP focuses specifically on safe
abortion and family planning. The logframe neither captures the key
elements of the project nor do the indicators and means of verification
allow for a comprehensive assessment of progress.
Duby, F. Assignment Report: Health Sector Support Project: Component for Reduction in Maternal Mortality (RMMP), Cambodia, Output-to-Purpose Review. HDRC, UK (2010) 46 pp.
Assignment Report: Health Sector Support Project: Component for Reduction in Maternal Mortality (RMMP), Cambodia, Output-to-Purpose Review