Reaching Poor People with Services in Sexual and Reproductive Health: An Evaluation of the IPPF
Kim Forss , Marilyn Lauglo , Anna Nilsdotter
The International Planned Parenthood Federation, IPPF, is recognised as the major international non-governmental organization in the field of sexual and reproductive rights (SRHR). This evaluation was commissioned by two of its donors, Sida and Norad, to assess the relevance and effectiveness of IPPF's work in promoting the SRHR rights for poor and vulnerable people.The evaluation data show that the outreach clinics and outreach programmes run by volunteers are more effective in reaching poor and vulnerable groups than are the branch clinics. In fact, the difference between the profile of clients is sometimes quite striking. Having said that, it is our assessment that most clients at the branch clinics are also poor.