The Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group

The Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group

The Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group provides technical advice and support for monitoring progress towards the FP2020 goal; to promote the use of data for knowledge sharing and to inform decision-making; and to contribute to the understanding of quantitative and qualitative evidence in key dimensions of family planning, such as quality of care and human rights. 


Karen Hardee, Senior Associate & Executive Director, Evidence  Project/Population Council         

Hardee, Karen

Karen Hardee is senior associate at the Population Council, and director of the Evidence Project, a USAID project to strengthen family planning/reproductive health programs through implementation science. Dr.  Hardee has extensive global policy, research, and evaluation experience in family planning and reproductive health, population and development, HIV and AIDS, gender integration, human rights, and climate change.  Prior to the Population Council, she was senior fellow and deputy director of the Health Policy Project at the Futures Group, principal at Hardee Associates LLC, and visiting senior fellow at Population Reference Bureau. She has worked at PAI, John Snow, Inc., Family Health International (now FHI360), USAID, and the US Bureau of the Census. She has worked with numerous bilateral and multilateral organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and as a consultant. She began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow. Hardee has a PhD from Cornell University’s Population and Development Program.


James Kiarie, Coordinator, Human Reproduction Team, World Health Organization

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 Dr. James N. Kiarie is the coordinator for the Human Reproduction Team. As a coordinator he leads WHO normative, convening, research and technical support work in family planning, sexually transmitted infections, infertility and sexual reproductive health HIV linkages.  Dr Kiarie qualified as an obstetrician gynaecologist in 1992. Prior to joining WHO in December 2014, he was an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nairobi, and a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist in Kenyatta National Hospital.

 Dr. Kiarie has over 20 years experience in teaching, clinical practice, programme implementation and research in the field of reproductive health, focusing on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and family planning. He has also led programs in health professionals training, mentorship and use of information technologies in research and training. In 2014, Dr Kiarie received a merit award from the Kenya Obstetrician and Gynaecologists Society in recognition of his services in providing and promoting reproductive health services in Kenya.

Dominic Montagu, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco


Dominic Montagu is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. His work is focused on measuring and improving health service quality for maternal and reproductive services, and on policy and program implications of integrated public-private health systems. His current research projects are focused on maternal and neonatal health and sexual and reproductive health quality in public and private facilities in Kenya, Ghana, and India. Dominic is also the co-chair of the multi-organization Metrics Working Group and the founder and CEO of Metrics for Management, a non-profit devoted to the development and promotion of simple performance measures for health services in low- and middle-income countries.  He obtained his Doctorate and two Master’s degrees from UC Berkeley, and his Bachelor’s Degree from MIT.


  • Marcos Arevalo, Director, Global Health Services, Planned Parenthood Global
  • Anisa Berdellima, Senior Manager of Impact and Sustainability, Marie Stopes International
  • Sarah Bradley, Global Research Director, SHOPS Plus, Abt Associates
  • Win Brown, Senior Program Officer, Measurement, Learning & Evaluation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Steven Chapman, Director, Evidence Measurement & Evaluation, Children's Investment Fund Foundation
  • Sushmita Das, Statistics Adviser, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Team, UK Department for International Development
  • Aisha Dasgupta, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Jacqui Darroch, Senior Fellow, Guttmacher Institute
  • Jean-François Kobiané, Director, Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population
  • Desmond Koroma, Technical Specialist, Programme Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, United Nations Population Fund
  • Moses Muwonge, Director, Samasha Medical Foundation
  • Miriam Sabin, Manager, Accountability, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
  • Caitlin Shannon, Director, Evidence and Impact, EngenderHealth
  • Madeleine Short Fabic, Public Health Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Ilene Speizer, Research Professor, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • John Stanback, Scientist, FHI360; Family Planning Advisor, Advancing Partners and Communities Project
  • Paulin Tra Technical Manager, Performance, Knowledge and New Technology, International Planned Parenthood Federation

Technical Resource Advisors

  • Yoonjoung "YJ" Choi, Deputy Director, PMA2020, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Scott Radloff, Senior Scientist and Director PMA2020, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Emily Sonneveldt, Director, Track20, Avenir Health
  • John Stover, Vice President, Avenir Health
  • Michelle Weinberger, Senior Associate, Track20, Avenir Health
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