Monitoring and Evaluation

Midwives@ethiopia are committed to working closely with our partners in Ethiopia to ensure that the training courses we provide are useful, appropriate, culturally respectful and research based.

With training and ongoing support from Wales For Africa Community Links we have developed a comprehensive policy for monitoring and evaluating the work we do.

Our methods include

  • Video diaries/ story telling
  • Pre and post course evaluation forms in both English and Amharic
  • Photographs
  • Case studies
  • Quantitative data (numbers of HEWs in the area/numbers trained etc)
  • Focus groups
  • Observations
  • Interviews (semi-structured and also informal)
  • Individuals from the community in Wales/ UK attending trips to observe and offer comments/input
  • Reports from other charities/ non-government organisations
  • Birth records/data available

An important aspect of our work is that all our initiatives are based on the needs identified by the community. This includes local government, village elders, community and womens groups, as well as identified gaps by midwives and Health Centre managers.

Much of what we do is focused in community participation and the community taking being encouraged to take responsibility and ownership of accessing health care in a timely manner.

Prior to any new initiative midwives@ethiopia will conduct focus group discussions and interviews with key stakeholders to ensure relevance and sustainability as much as possible.

midwives@ethiopia are delighted by data released last year by Gedeo Zone Rural Health Office,12243228_924515764252317_1495909135674742352_n that since the implementation of our Standards at Udo Health Centre the number of women giving birth there has increased by 50%