Measuring the impact of safe motherhood programmes can be challenging,
and other ways of assessing maternal health and survival must often be
used. One way to monitor progress is process evaluation—which assesses
the performance of a programme rather than its impact on health or
Immpact, a global research initiative, has enhanced the methods and
tools used to measure the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of safe
motherhood programmes using process indicators. Immpact focused its
research on measuring progress at the district or higher level of the
health system, where data was easily collected by routine information
Process Indicators Reveal Important Information About Programme Effectiveness, Immpact, University of Aberdeen, UK, 2 pp.
Process Indicators Reveal Important Information About Programme Effectiveness.