Over the last few weeks, the CMN has updated and published several tools, guidances and introductions to new and old methodologies for Coverage Assessments. Now, we offer a simple reference to identify which assessment methodology suits best the particular needs and contexts of CMAM Programmes.
Below, we present a table explaining the main outputs that each Methodology delivers. Also, and in order to understand whether those outputs are what a programme is expecting -and what it can support-, the table explains what level of preparation a Programme needs to dedicate to assessments, including: -Data sources (programme data, possibility to speak to communities, etc.) -Financial and time resources -Competencies the assessment will reinforce among teams conducting them The Table also includes novel references to Routine Bottleneck Analysis and Community Assessments. In the case of the former, data can be obtained independently of coverage assessments; the latter is an important complement to coverage investigations performed with SQUEAC and SLEAC methodologies. We encourage Programmes, Headquarters and all other stakeholders interested in Coverage to have a look at this document in order to better plan and organise the assessments of coverage needed for their CMAM Programmes. The CMN, as always, will be ready  to support programmes throughout the process.   [Please click on the image below to produce a printable and downloadable version of the table, including links to the methodology and guidance pages across the CMN website] IDENTIFYING COVERAGE AND BARRIERS. WHICH METHOD TO CHOOSE