Family Planning Under the COVID-19 Pandemic: How is it Going and What are We Finding?

IUSSP Webinar Series
March 23, 2021
11:00am EST

Almost a year into the pandemic and its resultant lockdown, we now know more about its impact on family planning practice and research to share findings from experiences on collecting data under the pandemic.

With the goal of providing insight into how efforts to safely manage data collection have been undertaken and whether contraceptive access and utilization have changed under the pandemic, the findings that will be presented will help family planning researchers conduct research in pandemic-affected areas and can facilitate interpretation of research findings related to family planning under pandemic circumstances.

Presentations will feature data on field-based data collection in India (Maharashtra, Bihar and Rajasthan), Nigeria, Uganda and Burkina Faso inclusive of statewide monitoring data and outcome evaluation research data.

English/French Interpretation will be provided.


Près d'un an après le début de la pandémie et des confinements qui en ont résulté, nous en savons un peu plus sur son impact sur la planification familiale.

Dans ce webinaire, nous allons donner un aperçu de diverses expériences de collecte de données dans le cadre de la pandémie à la fois pour montrer les efforts qui ont été entrepris pour gérer la collecte de données en toute sécurité et pour évaluer dans quelle mesure l'accès et l’utilisation de la contraception ont été modifiés durant la pandémie. Les résultats qui seront présentés visent à aider les chercheurs en planification familiale à mener des recherches dans les zones touchées par la pandémie et à leur faciliter l’interprétation des résultats de recherche liés à la planification familiale dans un contexte de pandémie.

Les présentations comprendront des données issues de collectes sur le terrain en Inde (Maharashtra, Bihar et Rajasthan), au Nigéria, en Ouganda et au Burkina Faso, y compris des données de suivi à l'échelle d’un État et des données de recherche sur l'évaluation des résultats.

Interprétation simultanée anglais-français.

Moderator: Dr. Priya Nanda, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


  • Tanmay Mahapatra, CARE India
  • Anita Raj and Mohan Ghule, Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California, San Diego
  • Modupe Taiwo, Save the Children
  • Dinah Amongin, Makerere School of Public Health, Uganda
  • Anoop Khanna and Danish Ahmad, PMA Rajasthan, India
  • Georges Guiella, PMA Burkina Faso

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Impact of COVID-19 on Survey Data Collection Panel

February 3, 2021
2:15pm - 3:30pm EST

When COVID-19 rapidly spread throughout the world, devastating families and communities, global organizations recognized the urgent need for timely, high-quality data to inform responses to the pandemic. However, COVID-19 restrictions had implications for the standard approach to data collection in many settings, forcing changes to data collection approaches.

Join representatives from The Demographic and Health Surveys Program at ICF International, the Living Standards Measurement Study at the World Bank, Population Council-Kenya, and the Performance Monitoring for Action Project, as they discuss their experience of collecting data during COVID-19.


  • Dr. Philip Anglewicz (Moderator), principal investigator of the Performance Monitoring for Action Project (PMA) Project
  • Dr. Sunita Kishor, ICF, director, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program
  • Dr. Talip Kilic, senior economist at the World Bank Development Data Group and member the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gummerson, executive director of the Performance Monitoring for Action Project (PMA) Project
  • Dr. Karen Austrian, and Ms. Eva Muluve, Population Council, Kenya
  • Dr. Funmilola OlaOlorun, principal investigator for PMA Nigeria

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February 10, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

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