Thematic Evaluation Reports

UNFPA Support to Maternal Health including the Contribution of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund

Maternal mortality represents the greatest health inequity in the world. No other health indicator as starkly illustrates global disparities in human development. Each year more than 350,000 women die during pregnancy or childbirth.

Maternal health remains a major challenge to health systems worldwide. The world is on track to reach some targets of the MDGs by 2015, but is falling short on others; maternal health is the least likely to meet the 2015 target. Given the insufficient progress in tackling maternal mortality, it is critical that effective interventions are implemented. Careful evaluation of these interventions is crucial for determining what works and for ensuring that scarce resources are allocated effectively. This is particularly true for those developing countries where maternal mortality is highest and access to maternal health services is poor. For this reason, UNFPA conducted the evaluation of its last ten years of support and interventions in globally improving maternal health and the midterm review of its Maternal Health Thematic Fund.

The Evaluation of UNFPA Support to Maternal Health has assessed to what extent the UNFPA overall assistance has been relevant, effective, efficient and sustainable in contributing to the improvement of maternal health in the last 10 years.

The evaluation reviewed the design, coordination, and added value of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund as a targeted effort to improve maternal health since the start of its country support in 2008.

The findings and recommendations of the evaluation will inform policy decision-making and project management purposes as well as how to strengthen existing partnerships. The main users of the evaluation are UNFPA Country and Regional Offices, UNFPA Programme and Technical Divisions, including the Maternal Health Thematic Fund staff. The evaluation results are also of interest to a broader audience, including governments of partner countries, UNFPA member states including donors, civil society and others.

 
 UNFPA Support to Maternal Health (2000-2011)

Reports and Presentations

  English French Spanish
Abstract pdf pdf pdf
Executive Summary: UNFPA Support to Maternal Health pdf pdf pdf
Full Evaluation Report: UNFPA Support to Maternal Health pdf    

 

  English French Spanish
Updated Management Response 2014 pdf    
Management Response pdf    

 

Mid-term Evaluation of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund

Reports and Presentations

  English French
Spanish
Abstract pdf pdf

pdf

Executive Summary  pdf pdf pdf
Full Evaluation Report pdf    

 

  English French Spanish
Management Response pdf    

 

  Country Reports

Report Language
1. Burkina Faso French
2. Cambodia English
3. Democratic Republic of Congo French
4. Ethiopia English
5. Ghana English
6. Kenya English
7. Lao PDR English
8. Madagascar      French
9. Sudan English
10. Zambia English

 


Terms of Reference and Joint Reports

Report Language
Terms of Reference pdf (English)
Inception Report pdf (English)
Desk Report: Main pdf (English)
Desk Report: Annex pdf (English)