As part of the implementation of the 3rd phase of the PMA project in Côte d’Ivoire, a recruitment mission was organised from 31 July to 6 August 2022 by ENSEA team to obtain applications in the study localities and in Abidjan.

To this end, 35 female resident interviewers were recruited, including 16 in the interior and 19 in the district of Abidjan. The training of the new resident interviewers took place from 29 August to 4 September 2022 at ENSEA.

This training aimed to introduce the new interviewers to the PMA platform and data collection tools. It consisted of theoretical sessions in the classroom, practical sessions through two pilot surveys in the city of Grand-Bassam and evaluations through quizzes.

The first pilot survey concerned the practice of mapping and census-taking and the second addressed the practice of administering household and women’s questionnaires. The training of new resident interviewers involved 35 interviewers and five supervisors.

Following this first training, a refresher course for all the REs on the protocols and tools of phase 3 took place from 5 to 13 September 2022. It should be noted that during this training period, a team from Baltimore was visiting ENSEA.

Since 2017, Côte d’Ivoire has been participating in the “Performance for Accountability” PMA 2020 survey programme, implemented in 11 countries under the coordination of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (Gates Institute) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Based on the results obtained, four years of funding (2019-2022) has been secured for a second phase. This second phase, called Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA), is coordinated at the global level by the Gates Institute and Jhpiego and aims to provide quality data to countries for monitoring programmes and projects related to family planning and reproductive health.

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