Visit Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 “Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020” (PMA2020) is a five-year project that contributes to a global monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for family planning and provides rich information useful for reporting, planning, operational decisions and advocacy at the community, country and global levels. In this effort PMA2020 has developed and fielded a mobile-Assisted Data and Dissemination System (mADDS) survey using mobile devices to measure core and country-specific indicators. This rapid data collection system, uses mobile devices and technology to support regular low-cost, rapid-turnaround, nationally-representative surveys to gather, analyze, and disseminate family planning, water and sanitation and related health information at both household and facility levels. Surveys will be conducted in ten countries in Africa and Asia working through local university and research organizations with the aim of building local capacity. It is be implemented by a cadre of female resident enumerators who will conduct interviews on, at minimum, an annual basis. PMA2020 employs technological innovation at every stage of survey implementation from data collection to aggregation, analysis, and dissemination, tapping the capacity of smart phones and other mobile devices.
The growth of information and communication technologies and mHealth applications in low income countries present themselves as ideal tools for family planning statistics collection and analysis. PMA2020 harnesses this innovative technological potential to develop a rapid routine data collection system as a central component of the M&E system for family planning
The project is implemented by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with national partners in ten countries in Africa and Asia.