In response to persistently poor maternal, newborn and child health indicators in low income countries, governments, non-governmental organizations and international donors have intensified the call for multi-sectoral interventions. These interventions require a new level of coordination between diverging goals, stakeholders, and evaluation. This paper aims to outline the multiple steps involved in planning a multi-sectoral program. It describes the authors’ approach to monitoring and evaluation, and it reflects on experiences in implementing the program and its evaluation.
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