About the PME Working Group

The Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group (PME WG) is a platform for collaboration and discussion that brings together the foremost leaders, thinkers, and practitioners in family planning measurement. Convened by FP2030 the PME WG provides technical advice and support for monitoring progress towards FP2030 goals, promotes the use of data for decision-making, and contributes to the improvement and understanding of quantitative measures and evidence in key dimensions of family planning, including the FP2030 measurement framework.

Co-Leads

Meghan Gallagher, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Save the Children 
Meghan Gallagher is the Managing Director for Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning at Save the Children. Meghan has 16+ years of experience as a leader in global public health and rights, including management, program design, evaluation, technical analysis, writing, partnerships, proposal development, and field-based research. Meghan has Extensive experience working operationally in complex humanitarian emergencies and development settings worldwide. She has a PhD in public health from Johns Hopkins University, where she focused on the demography of forced migration as a result of war and other civil conflicts. She also has a master’s in public health from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.

Aparna Jain, Senior Director, Making Cents International
Aparna Jain is the Chief of Party for CARE-GBV, a USAID Task Order aimed at strengthening GBV programming across USAID. Dr. Jain has over 20 years of experience working in international public health including implementation science, operations research, monitoring and evaluation, program design and management. Her family planning research includes exploring contraceptive use dynamics, determining factors that influence contraceptive switching and continuation, task-shifting injectable & implant contraceptives to drug shops owners and private pharmacies and mitigating the barriers to adolescents’ access to sexual and reproductive health services. Dr. Jain and colleagues introduced the MII plus, a core indicator of FP2030 framework, and an individual-level measure of discontinuation using the DHS surveys. Dr. Jain has a PhD in population studies from Johns Hopkins University, an MPH from Columbia University, and a BA from Oberlin College. She is a member of the Population Association of America and sits on the editorial committee for Studies in Family Planning.

Adnan Khan, Chief Knowledge Officer, Research and Development Solutions 
Dr. Adnan Khan is a public health and policy researcher. His work includes measurement of impact of national programs such as HIV, family planning and Covid-19. He has held faculty positions in public health and research at the Vanderbilt and Indiana Universities, taught public health measurements in China and in the Middle East and has served as the Chief of the National Health Policy Unit and is currently serving as Member Technical to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Pakistan where he heads the Data, Evaluations and Evidence for Policy Unit, which seeks to bridge the gap between nationally available data and policy. He is also the Chief Knowledge Officer at Research and Development Solution, a Pakistani research group.

Members

  • Pierre Akilimali, Professor, Kinshasa School of Public Health
  • Akanni Akinyemi, Professor, Obafemi Awolowo University and CRERD
  • Leontine Alkema, Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Moazzam Ali, Epidemiologist, World Health Organization
  • 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
  • Janine Barden-O’Fallon, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Mohamad Brooks, Senior MEL Manager, Pathfinder International
  • Win Brown, Senior Program Officer, Measurement, Learning & Evaluation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Aurelie Brunie, Deputy Director, Research R4S; Project Director, SMART-HIPs, SHERP, FHI 360
  • Stephanie Chung, PhD in Maternal and Child Health at UNC Chapel Hill, Early Career Fellow
  • Priya Emmart, Deputy Director, Track20, Avenir Health
  • Danielle Garfinkel, Associate Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, EngenderHealth
  • Claire Giry, Statistics Adviser, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Team, UK Department for International Development
  • Abdou Gueye, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting (MERLA) Director, RTI International
  • Elizabeth Gummerson, Deputy Director, Technical Unit, Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA), Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Desmond Koroma, Technical Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation, UNFPA
  • Kerry MacQuarrie, Director of Research, The DHS Program, ICF
  • Susan Ontiri, Country Director, International Center for Reproductive Health, Kenya
  • Amani Selim, Senior M&E Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Emily Sonneveldt, Director, Track20, Avenir Health
  • Shobhit Srivastava, Early Career Fellow, PhD in Population Studies and Research Scholar at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Assistant Manager - Concurrent Measurement and Learning (CML), Project Concern International (PCI) 
  • John Stover*, Vice President, Avenir Health
  • Elizabeth Sully, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
  • Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Early Career Fellowship

The FP2030 Performance Monitoring and Evidence working group offers a volunteer professional development fellowship for young professionals in the field of family planning measurement. The youth fellows will participate in PME WG meetings, work on areas of future work/small group activities and grow professionally in the global family planning measurement field. The youth fellows will be able to communicate with all PME WG members and the FP2030 team to build networks and expand leadership in this field. The youth fellowship is a rotational seat on the PME WG with a two-year term. 

The recruitment for the next group of fellows will begin in 2023. Refer to this page for more details on the application process.  

Meeting Recaps

The PME Working Group members meet two times a year. Outside of formal meetings, the members participate periodically in work stream activities relevant to their specific interests, expertise, and availability. Here are recaps from the latest meetings:  

Former Members

From its inception, The PME Working Group was created as a collaborative platform for the foremost leaders, thinkers, and practitioners in family planning measurement. Click the file to download the full list of all current and former PME Working Group members and technical advisors.