Community-based programs are all the rage, from family planning to child survival to care and support for people living with or affected by HIV. More money means more reporting, often using models developed for facility services. What is often overlooked is that the information that community workers need to do their jobs is not the same as what implementers need to report to donors and governments. Does it make sense for low-literacy, unpaid community workers to provide everything that implementers, ministries and donors need? This webinar, presented by Karen Foreit of Futures Group, explored ways to ensure that front-line workers collect only what they need and use what they collect, and that implementers get what they need for program management and reporting.
Karen Foreit joined Futures Group in 1990. She is known for her innovative work in monitoring and evaluation as well as policy and market analysis, modeling, and operations research. She has more than 30 years of field experience in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia-Near East in family planning and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and child survival. She has designed and conducted numerous training courses and publishes in and serves as reviewer for international journals.