TCI Launches Cities Transformed: Reflections on Family Planning Progress in Poor Urban Settings
The Challenge Initiative (TCI) has launched a new advocacy booklet of testimonials to demonstrate the powerful impact of novel family planning interventions in 94 cities across its four hubs in East Africa, Francophone West Africa, Nigeria and India.
Cities Transformed: Reflections on Family Planning Progress in Poor Urban Settings elevates the perspectives of clients, health care workers, local officials and implementers. Complemented by data highlights, the selection of quotes paint a rich tapestry of how TCI’s “business unusual” model is creating sustainable, transformational change in low-resource urban settings.
Taken together, the robust assortment of testimonials demonstrates TCI’s impact on family planning access, uptake, partnerships and sustainability in its supported cities.
The testimonials are derived from TCI’s adaptation and institutionalization of the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique, a participatory form of monitoring and evaluation that collects qualitative data to help tell the story of impact. MSC supports local implementers and governments in assessing and adjusting programs for maximum impact in as close to real time as possible.
From July 2018 to March 2020, TCI staff interviewed more than 165 stakeholders to evaluate the program’s impact on their work and lives, along with their observations about the most significant changes that have resulted from involvement in TCI and what challenges they experienced.