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, Hardee Associates         

Hardee, Karen

Karen 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

James K

 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.


  • 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
  • Michael Cohen, M&E Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain, Procurement and Supply Management, Chemonics International 
  • Aisha Dasgupta, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Jacqui Darroch, Senior Fellow, Guttmacher Institute
  • Meghan Gallagher, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Save the Children
  • Claire Giry, Statistics Adviser, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Team, UK Department for International Development
  • Aparna Jain, Associate II & Deputy Technical Director, The Evidence Project, Population Council
  • Alain Kabore, Regional Technical Advisor, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative Project, PATH
  • Adnan Khan, Chief Knowledge Officer, Research and Development Solutions
  • 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
  • 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
  • Reshma Trasi, Project Director, (re)solve / Director, Research and Metrics, Pathfinder International

Technical Resource Advisors

  • Leontine Alkema, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Philip Anglewicz, Director of Program of Research, Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA), Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Priya Emmart, Deputy Director, Track20, Avenir Health
  • Scott Radloff, Senior Scientist and Director, Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA), Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Emily Sonneveldt, Director, Track20, Avenir Health
  • John Stover, Vice President, Avenir Health
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