Countries will only achieve their vision of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths by attaining effective coverage for known high-impact interventions, making sure to reach those most in need. Scale up, quality and equity are not only implementation goals, but also key areas for learning.
Helping key countries reach their goals for coverage, quality and equity is at the core of MCSP’s activities. Moreover, we assist countries understand how best to attain these goals. MCSP learning activities are designed to produce specific and actionable results for implementers in their own context. The Program’s action-oriented learning agenda includes seven overlapping themes that encompass our goals as well as key strategies for attaining them:
Themes related to goals
Themes related to implementation strategies
The MCSP action-oriented learning agenda focuses on assessing approaches under these themes and tailoring them to context. Assessments involve both formal studies and more informal learning activities for which information gathering is embedded in project monitoring and reporting systems.
MCSP encourages a mindset of iterative learning and adaptive management throughout the programming cycle, such that assessing program approaches is one piece of a larger picture. This big picture includes activities that foster a culture of adaptive management, beginning with program design and continuing throughout implementation.