Monitoring inequalities in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) is an important part of efforts to promote equity. Inequality monitoring in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health: a step-by-step manual serves as a practical introductory guide to strengthen and build capacity for quantitative inequality monitoring in SRMNCAH. Applying the five steps of health inequality monitoring to the topic of SRMNCAH, the manual outlines the processes of: (1) determining the scope of monitoring; (2) deciding upon the best available data; (3) performing data analysis; (4) reporting findings; and (5) translating knowledge into action. The technical content of the manual is primarily written and designed for those involved in national SRMNCAH monitoring and evaluation efforts, including officers and programme managers who have basic knowledge and experience working with SRMNCAH data.
Using this Manual
The development of this Inequality monitoring in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health: a step-by-step manual and its Companion workbook has been guided by a vision for good health and well-being for all through more equitable SRMNCAH service access and use. The manual is a practical introductory guide to strengthen and build capacity for quantitative inequality monitoring in SRMNCAH. It guides users through the processes of setting the scope for inequality monitoring, deciding on the best available data for monitoring, performing data analysis, and reporting findings. Concepts related to knowledge translation are introduced for readers to gain an appreciation of how the results of inequality monitoring can be taken forward to drive impact and change. This workbook encourages users to consider how each step of the inequality monitoring cycle can be adapted to SRMNCAH in a particular context.