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Measuring Family Planning Sustainability at the Outcome and Program Levels

Citation

Stephenson, Rob; Tsui, Amy Ong; & Knight, Rodney J. (2002). Measuring Family Planning Sustainability at the Outcome and Program Levels. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Abstract

The paper examines the validity of two indices of sustainability: family planning program sustainability (PSI) and outcome sustainability (OSI), developed by Tsui and Knight (1997) by applying their original method to recent data. The indices succeed in identifying the directional path of program and outcome sustainability. Close correlations are found between PSI and OSI predicted values and actual program and outcome values. The indices provide a repeatable method for measuring sustainability, although they are sensitive to data measurement errors. The indices provide a policy tool for funding decisions but should be used with other data sources to judge sustainability.

Reference Type

Edited Book

Author(s)

Stephenson, Rob
Tsui, Amy Ong
Knight, Rodney J.

Year Published

2002

Publisher

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

City of Publication

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Reference ID

1824