Quality evidence plays a crucial and critical role in our decision making. Our policy advocacy is driven by generating evidence. We have a health management information system (HMIS) to generate data, and to our monitor safe abortion programs, post abortion family planning and standalone family planning method uptake, and the performance of sites at field level. This fosters a culture of using data for decision making.
Ipas Nepal further supplements and complements regular monitoring data with high-quality abortion research and family planning research and evaluation. This promotes the implementation of evidence-based programming and advances our mission. Findings from research studies conducted by Ipas are regularly shared with government officials, and with other relevant stakeholders at national and subnational levels through presentations, research briefs, conferences, and scientific journals.