Kenya has a long history of using community-based distribution (CBD) as an integral part of its family planning (FP) program. The purpose of this study was to assess the role of CBD programs in terms of providing information and services, to learn more about the determinants of program effectiveness, and to attempt to compare the programs’ cost-effectiveness. Fieldwork was undertaken in mid-1995 when data were collected from seven of the major CBD programs in Kenya. Four rural and three urban programs were included, as were programs that remunerated their agents and those that did not, and programs that had full-time agents and those that had part-time agents. Data on the programs themselves were collected from records and from interviews with managers and staff, as well as from a sample of CBD agents. Data were also collected from representative samples of the population living in the agents’ catchment areas. Key findings and programmatic recommendations are provided in this report.
Chege, Jane and Ian Askew. 1997. "An assessment of community-based family planning programs in Kenya," Africa OR/TA Project II Final Report. Nairobi: Population Council.
Africa OR/TA Project II