Increasing efficient and effective investment in family planning (FP) through the public and private sectors is key to meeting the FP2020 goal of helping 120 million additional women become modern contraceptive users. This policy brief identifies several policy and program considerations to ensure adequate financing of family planning commodities and services: sustained fundraising, pooling, and strategic purchasing; reaching new users and improving continuation rates among current users; and conducting further research on family planning quality performance metrics to test their correlation with higher continuation rates. Future efforts to reduce unmet need for FP must consider consumers’ out-of-pocket costs, programmatic cost-effectiveness, and sources of funding.
Ali, Moazzam and Benjamin Bellows. 2018. "Ensuring adequate financing of family planning commodities and services," Family Planning Evidence Brief. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)
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