Evaluation for USAID of Margaret Sanger Center International’s Sexual Reproductive Health Programs in Southern Africa and Mongolia

Client: Margaret Sanger Center International at Planned Parenthood of NYC and USAID
Faculty: Dennis Smith
Team: Jennifer Bracamontes, Katty Jones, Adama Kouyate, Peter Lomulen, Megan McMahon, Clara Soh
Year: 2004
In 1998, the Matching Grant Program of the Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation, Bureau for Humanitarian Response of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded the Margaret Sanger Center International (MSCI) a five-year grant to provide support for a program entitled “Strengthening NGO and PVO Capacity in Reproductive and Sexual Health: Mongolia and South Africa.” The Capstone team was asked to conduct the final evaluation of the grant to MSCI and make recommendations with respect to three levels: the process (how effective were the processes used to carry out the project), the impact (find out about the depth of the program’s impact on the targeted population), and the strategy (what strategies should be maintained or modified for future development of the Africa Regional Office and MSCI’s worldwide activities?). The team, through its intensive document review and field visits to Mongolia and South Africa, and with the assistance of a South African consultant—who did fieldwork in Zambia for the evaluation—conducted a comprehensive review and qualitative and quantitative analysis of the project.