Make data-driven decisions

We know how important it is for your organization to make data-driven decisions, and to build the evidence-base for menstrual health programming. We developed this Data Collection Toolkit with a comprehensive User Guide – so you can skip the design part and go straight into executing your pilot or evaluation.

Practical M&E Tool

The AFRIpads Data Collection Toolkit (2020) is a practical M&E tool designed for NGO practitioners working in the development or the humanitarian context, that want to better understand the menstrual hygiene practices, challenges, and needs of their target group.

The AFRIpads Data Collection Toolkit (2020) contains five tools that work in tandem to provide the most effective, evidence based results: (1) 10-Step-Guide on how to plan and execute your MHH data collection, (2) baseline survey, (3) endline survey, (4) sample Focus Group Discussion Guide, (5) sample consent form. We also added several helpful tools.

The Data Collection Toolkit

10-Step-Guide on how to plan and execute your MHH data collection

This comprehensive User Guide ensures you are fully equipped with the knowledge to undertake  the Data Collection via our pre-prepared Toolkit.


Baseline survey

The objective of the Baseline survey is to develop a strong understanding of the current context, and is often used as a need’s assessment.


Endline survey

The Endline survey is a post-distribution evaluation tool, designed to be used after a menstrual product distribution and/or Menstrual Health and Hygiene education session.


Sample Focus Group Discussion Guide

Includes a number of pre-prepared questions to guide the data collector through a group discussion for adult women and girls, as well as an FGD log form.


Sample consent forms

We provide you with a sample consent and assent form that is easily customizable and can be used for data collection with adults or minors.


Menstrual Practice Needs Sub-scale Scoring Sheet

The MPNS Sub-scale Scoring Sheet will help you to calculate the MPNS-36 Sub-scores and is an adapted version from the original that can be found here.


Visual Aids

Visual Aids support respondents in answering questions by comparing to a visual scale. AFRIpads’ Visual Aids are adapted from the MPNS visual response tool which can be found here.