Evidence & Briefs

Advance Family Planning uses evidence as a basis to advocate for better policies and increased funding for family planning. AFP assumes policy-makers will act on compelling evidence that is presented in an accessible way and by a credibly messenger. Messages are tailored to decision-makers and designed to change the way they choose to enact and implement policies and allocate resources. AFP builds upon the skills of local family planning champions to maintain a regular drumbeat of interaction and information to raise the profile and funding of family planning. Evidence, complemented by powerful stories illustrating the effect on people’s lives, is central to AFP’s approach.

AFP and its partners conduct landscape assessments to establish the status of family planning in countries where AFP operates. Landscape analyses for Tanzania, Uganda and Indonesia are available and will be updated in early 2013; for other countries, they will be available soon.

AFP and partners develop policy briefs that document the evidence needed to inform key decision makers and support ongoing advocacy efforts. These policy briefs are available for duplication and adaptation.

In 2011, AFP underwent a midterm evaluation to document whether AFP and its partners were effective at advocating for family planning. The results of the midterm were overwhelmingly positive, and can be found below.


Evidence & Briefs Files

Other Resources
Year Title Sourcesort descending
2014

Tanzania Ministry of Health: The National Family Planning Costed Implementation Program 2010-2015

This document describes revisions to the National Family Planning Costed Implementation Program (NFPCIP) launched by the Ministry of Health and...
2016

9 Maires Allouent 15 million FCFA (25,600 US$) à la planification familiale en février

AFP's partner in Senegal, Réseau Siggil Jigéen, with technical support from Palladium, has had success using the AFP approach to advocate for a total...
2017

Increasing Access to Next Generation Injectables Meeting

January 30 - February 2, 2017Dakar, SenegalThe Increasing Access to Next Generation Injectables Meeting was a working meeting aimed to increase...
2011

Civil Society Organizations Perspectives and Priorities -- Health Sector Performance FY 2009-2010

The objective of this report is to illustrate priorities and document perspectives from civil society organizations (CSOs) on the performance of the...
Action Group for Health, Human Rights, and HIV/AIDS
2013

Abolishing user fees for patients in West Africa: lessons for public policy (Eng/Fr)

This work is based on a dossier of five articles on the subject of health with a specificfocus on three West African countries: Mali, Niger and...
AFD
2012

Nigeria: Over 75 Percent of Kwara Women Shun Family Planning

The Baseline Household Survey conducted by the Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) has revealed that more than 75% of women in Kwara...
AfriComNet
2011

Gender: A Woman's Role in Family Planning

Family planning is not a luxury for the majority of Tanzanian women, since its accessibility and acceptability remain a challenge. Despite the fact...
AfriComNet
2012

Benefits of Family Planning for the Community and Nation

In Tanzania, 22% of currently married women want to space or limit their births but are not using contraception. This shows that a large unmet need...
AfriComNet
2011

Civil Society Organizations Launch Report at Joint Review Mission Highlighting Key Priority Areas for Ministry of Health to Strengthen Health Systems and the Uganda National Minimum Healthcare Package

The objective of this report is to illustrate priorities and document perspectives from civil society organizations (CSOs) on the performance of the...
AGHA
2010

HIV Infection and Contraceptive Need Among Female Ethiopian Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing Clients

Despite political endorsement of voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) and family planning integration in Ethiopia, little is known about the...
AIDS Care
2011

Integrating Family Planning and HIV Services: Programs in Ethiopia and Kenya Lead the Way

Programs in Kenya and Ethiopia are leading the way in integrating FP, HIV, and maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) services. To document how...
AIDSTAR-One, John Snow Inc.
2013

What Counts as Good Evidence?

Making better use of evidence is essential if public services are to deliver more for less. Central to this challenge is the need for a clearer...
Alliance for Useful Evidence
2010

Left Without a Choice: Barriers to Reproductive Health in Indonesia

Government restrictions and discriminatory traditions threaten the lives of many Indonesian woman and girls by putting reproductive health services...
Amnesty International, November
2011

Increased Family Planning Access Essential to MKUKUTA II

The Second National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction/MKUKUTA II is a blueprint that demonstrates government commitment to accelerate broad-...
Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
2012

Reaching the Poor? Wide Inequities in Contraceptive Access in Tanzania

The Government of United Republic of Tanzania acknowledges that family planning must be prioritized in an effort to address poverty, and that family...
Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health/AFP Tanzania
2012

Advance Family Planning/Tanzania, AFP/TZ

Tanzania has a favorable policy environment for family planning. At the recent London Summit on Family Planning, the Government made several...
Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health / AFP Tanzania
2015

By Slowing Population Growth, Family Planning Can Help Address Food Insecurity and Climate Change

Executive SummaryAn estimated 225 million women in developing countries lack affordable access to high quality voluntary family planning services....
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
2012

Estimating the First Demographic Dividend in Senegal: The National Transfers Account Approach (Eng)

This research article discusses a cross-sectional study estimating the first demographic dividend in Senegal. The researchers implemented the...
British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade
2015

Commitment letter from Mayor Amadou Diarra to allocate US $18,305 of 2015 budget to family planning (FR)

Mayor Amadou Diarra signed a commitment letter on January 5th, 2015 to invest 10 million FCFA (US $18,305) of the 2015 budget (a total of US $1,482,...
Commune Pikine Nord
2013

Melinda Gates Hails Tanzania over Contraceptive Plan

The wife of billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Melinda, has recommended Tanzania’s move to put a local budget line for reproductive health in...
Daily News
2013

How to Note: Assessing the Strength of Evidence

Robust research and evaluation generates the evidence required to form judgments, deliberate options and make intelligent decisions about how to...
Department for International Development, United Kingdom
2013

Policy: Building the foundation for systems, services, and supplies

Policies set the tone for family planning programs. Ministries of Health play a primary role in developing health sector policy, with the aims of...
Family Planning High Impact Practices
2014

TASK-SHIFTING AND TASK-SHARING POLICY FOR ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN NIGERIA

The development of this National Task Shifting and Sharing Policy is a major leap towards the scaling up of access to effective and evidence-based...
Federal Ministry of Health
2013

Research Summary: Acceptability of Depo-subQ in Uniject, Now Called "Sayana Press"

FHI 360's PROGRESS project worked with ministries of health and local partners in Senegal and Uganda to conduct an acceptability study of the...
FHI 360
2011

Kenya Ministry of Health Project Supports Greater Access to Contraception

Results from a year-long pilot project (2009-2010) in a rural area of Tharaka District, Eastern Province, led by the Ministry of Health, found that...
FHI 360, 2011
2012

Repositioning Family Planning in Senegal (Eng)

The Repositioning Family Planning initiative was established to ensure that family planning remains a priority for donors, policymakers, and service...
Futures Group
2012

Repositioning Family Planning in Burkina Faso (Eng)

The Repositioning Family Planning initiative was established to ensure that family planning remains a priority for donors, policymakers, and service...
Futures Group
2011

Demographic Dividend

This presentation was made by Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro from the Fiscal Policy Office at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia,...
Government Fiscal Policy, Indonesia
2014

India's 'Vision FP 2020'

This document tries to articulate India’s global commitments made at the London Summit 2012 where over 60 developing countries pledged access to...
Government of India
2014

Plan stratégique national planification familiale à vision multisectorielle 2014-2020 (Fr/Eng)

Le Plan Stratégique pour la Planification Familiale : 2014 - 2020 a deux objectifs :1. augmenter la prévalence contraceptive moderne estimée à 6.5%...
Government of the DRC
2015

Guttmacher Institute's Recommended Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Indicators for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

As part of the post-2015 process to develop recommendations for indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Guttmacher Institute...
Guttmacher Institute
2011

Despite Illegality, Drug Shops in Uganda Provide Injectable Contraceptives

In Uganda, informal drug shops are common providers of the injectable contraceptive, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), even though its sale...
Guttmacher Institute
2012

Fertility Differences Among Developing Countries: Are They Still Related to Family Planning Program Efforts and Social Settings?

National family planning programs, which emerged during the 1960s and 1970s, were greeted skeptically by some, who doubted that they would affect...
Guttmacher Institute, 2012
2011

Benefits of Meeting Women's Contraceptive Needs in Burkina Faso (Eng)

This In Brief aims to chart a course toward better health for Burkinabe women and their families by highlighting the health benefits and cost savings...
Guttmacher Institute, In Brief 2011 Series, No. 1
1993

Quality of Care in Family Planning Programmes: A Rapid Assessment in Burkina Faso (Eng)

Health Policy and Planning
2011

New Publications: Ugandan Facts on Maternal Health, Teenage Pregnancies, Adolescent Health

Reproductive Health Uganda and DSW have published three advocacy factsheets for use during district advocacy activities and community dialogue.
Healthy Action
2011

Civic Education Initiates Immediate Change for Communities in Meru, Tanzania

Within the Healthy Action project, DSW Tanzania and several partners conducted civic education trainings in three villages of Meru district to...
Healthy Action
2011

New Fact Sheets: Take Action to Improve Reproductive Health in Kenya

Civil society organizations partnering in the Healthy Action project have joined hands in an effort to ensure sexual and reproductive health gets...
Healthy Action
2011

A Comparative Analysis of Health and Development Policies in Tanzania

In June 2011, the President of Tanzania, Hon. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, launched a Five-Year Development Plan (FYDP) for Tanzania; covering 2011-...
Human Development Trust and Pathfinder International
2012

How Family Planning Supply and the Service Environment Affect Contraceptive Use: Findings from Four East African Countries

This report uses data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Service Provision Assessment (SPA) surveys conducted in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and...
ICF International
2013

Safety and acceptability of tubal ligation procedures performed by trained clinical officers in rural Uganda

This article assesses safety associated with tubal ligation performed by trained clinical officers (COs) in rural Uganda. Between March and June 2012...
IJGO
2013

Health in the post-2015 development agenda: need for a social determinants of health approach

The UN Platform on Social Determinants of Health is an informal mechanism to provide coordinated support to Member States with implementation of...
ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and UNAIDS
2014

Imams in Senegal Are Not against Family Planning (Eng)

This piece was submitted to the Washington Post in response to the referenced article. The Washington Post declined to publish it...
impatientoptimists.org
2012

Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples (EDSBF-MICS IV) (Fr)

Ce rapport présente les principaux résultats de la quatrième Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples (EDSBF-MICS IV), réalisée...
INSD, Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances, Burkina Faso
2008

Burkina Faso: Muslim Leaders Agree to Promote Family Planning (Eng)

On the eve of World Population Day, Muslim leaders agreed to promote family planning among their followers at a meeting of the country's principal...
Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)
2013

High-Level Task Force For ICPD Releases: Policy Recommendations for ICPD Beyond 2014: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All

 The visionary and groundbreaking Programme of Action adopted by 179 governments at the International Conference on Population and...
International Conference on Population and Development
2008

Burkina Faso: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper / Annual Progress Report (Eng)

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are prepared by member countries in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners,...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Report No. 08/212
2011

Condom Use Before Marriage and Its Correlates: Evidence from India

India has a long history of promoting condom use. It did initially as part of its family welfare and STD control programs, and later, with the...
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
2012

Multiple Deprivations and Maternal Care in India

This study found wide inequalities in the provision of antenatal care, medical assistance at delivery and postnatal care among Indian women. Only 25...
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
2013

IPPF strikes deal during joint visit to DRC (Eng)

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) — The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the DRC’s Ministry of Health have...
IPPF
2014

K4Health Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit

The K4Health Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit provides advocates at all levels, including international, national and community leaders,...
K4Health
2013

Planification Familiale au Burkina Faso - Site web (Fr)

Ce site fournit de l’information sur la planification familiale (PF) au Burkina Faso.  Le site web a été développé par l'Université de Tulane,...
l'Université de Tulane / ISSP
2013

Plan National de Relance de la Planification Familiale 2013-2015 (Fr)

Le Ministère de la Santé du Burkina Faso
2009

Protocoles de Santé de la Reproduction, Burkina Faso (Fr)

Ces normes et protocoles de prestation de services sont basés sur lesconnaissances les plus récentes disponibles sur les méthodes de contraception...
Le Ministère de la Santé du Burkina Faso
2013

Politiques, Normes et Protocoles (PNP) en Santé de la Reproduction, Sénégal (Fr)

Le Sénégal, à l’instar des autres pays de la communauté internationale, vise à atteindre les objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD)...
Le Ministère de la Santé du Sénégal
2011

Increasing Family Planning Access and Choice

This report looks at how family planning access and choice is being increased around the world through clinical outreach programmes, and details key...
Marie Stopes International, 2011
2007

Democratic Republic of the Congo Demographic and Health Survey 2007 (Eng/Fr)

The 2007 Democratic Republic of the Congo Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) is the first survey of its kind conducted in the DRC. The DHS is a...
MEASURE DHS
2014

Rapport préliminaire EDS-RDC 2013-2014 (Fr)

Les résultats préliminaires de l'EDS-RDC II ont été présentés jeudi 15 mai 2014 sour la présidence du Ministre de la Santé et du Vice-Ministre...
MEASURE DHS
2013

Regards sur la Planification Familiale et la Santé de la Reproduction en Milieu Urbain Sénégalais (Fr) / Perspectives on Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Urban Senegal (Eng)

This report uses data from the Senegal Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) conducted in Senegal in 1992/93, 1997, 2005, and 2010/2011 to describe...
Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project
2013

Measurement, Learning and Evaluation of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative: Kenya Midterm Survey

This report presents the findings from an analysis of the midterm survey results from urban samples in three cities in Kenya.
Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Project
2013

Measurement, Learning and Evaluation of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative: Nigeria 2012 Midterm Survey

This report presents the findings from an analysis of the midterm survey results from urban samples from four cities in Nigeria. 
Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Project
2012

Fact Sheets on Urban RH in Kenya

The Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Knowledge Management team based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for...
Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Project
2012

Plan d'Action National de Planification Familiale 2012-2015 (Fr)

Un extrait de l'Avant-propos de Madame La Ministre de la Santé et de l’Action SocialeAfin d’atteindre les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le...
Ministère de la Santé et de l’Action Sociale, Sénégal
AFP Resources
Year Title Sourcesort descending
2015

Advance Family Planning Mid-Term Evaluation: Understanding, Expanding and Sustaining Advocacy Success

In order to assess progress and plan for the future of Advance Family Planning (AFP), a mid-term evaluation was conducted between January-April, 2015...
2013

High Level Ministerial Meeting: The Youth Dividend—Return on Investment

On November 12, 2013, 356 participants from 47 countries gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the High-Level Ministerial Meeting (HLMM) of the...
2015

AFP and PMA2020 Joint Policy Brief: Expanding Access to Long-Acting Contraceptives in Lagos State Through Quality Counseling and Services

2015

AFP and PMA2020 Joint Policy Brief: Sustain Uganda’s Progress by Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy in the Districts

2014

Ensuring Access to Family Planning for All in Tanzania

This document highlights Tanzania's FP2020 commitment and the advocacy and policy priorities for Advance Family Planning.
Advance Family Planning
2014

Ensuring Access to Family Planning for All in Uganda

This document highlights Uganda's FP2020 commitment and the advocacy and policy priorities for Advance Family Planning.
Advance Family Planning
2014

Ensuring Access to Family Planning for All in Kenya

This document highlights Kenya's FP2020 commitment and the advocacy and policy priorities for Advance Family Planning.
Advance Family Planning
2011

Projecting the Potential Cost-Effectiveness of Universal Access to Modern Contraceptives in Uganda

Universal access to modern contraceptives in Uganda appears to be highly cost-effective. Increasing contraceptive coverage should be considered among...
Advance Family Planning
2016

Advance Family Planning Advocacy Wins (2009-2016)

Advance Family Planning Advocacy Wins (2009-2016)
AFP
2011

Global Fund Round 10 Proposal Includes $8.7 Million for Family Planning Commodities

Beginning in July, 2010, the Uganda Family Planning Consortium (UFPC), with Advance Family Planning (AFP), collaborated on an advocacy intervention...
AFP
2011

Taking Injectable Contraceptives to Villages an Advocacy Case Study in Uganda

Beginning in July, 2010, Family Health International (FHI) and Advance Family Planning (AFP) coordinated an advocacy effort to urge the Ugandan...
AFP
2014

La Facilitation AFP SMART à Ouagadougou 6-7 août 2014 (Fr)

Objectifs spécifiques- Expliquer  l’approche  de plaidoyer  AFP SMART aux participants ;- Identifier les stratégies à mettre...
AFP Burkina Faso
2013

L'initiative Advance Family Planning au Burkina Faso, septembre 2013 (Fr)

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous la stratégie Smart Chart™ menée par l’initiative AFP et Équilibres et Populations à Ouagadougou le 17 septembre 2013...
AFP Burkina Faso
2011

Revitalisasi Program Kependudukan untuk Mencegah Ledakan Penduduk (Population Program Revitalization to Prevent Population Boom)

A policy brief on family planning developed for private sector in Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia)
AFP Indonesia – Core Working Group, 2011.
2011

Investasi KB Berdampak Positif pada Bidang Pembangunan Lain (FP Investments Have Positive Impacts on Other Development Areas)

A policy brief on family planning developed for District of Bandung policy makers (Bahasa Indonesia)
AFP Indonesia - District Working Group: Pontianak, 2011
2014

La Facilitation SMART a Kinshasa 22-25 juillet 2014 (Fr)

L’atelier de facilitation sur le plaidoyer en planification familiale organisé au centre CEPAS du 22 au 25 juillet 2014 a réuni plus au moins 30...
AFP RDC
2014

La Facilitation SMART à Dakar 12-13 aout 2014

Le Réseau Siggil Jigéen (RSJ) en collaboration avec la Direction de la Santé de la Reproduction et de Survie de l’Enfant (DSRSE), l’Association pour...
AFP Sénégal
2012

Launch of TZ Parliamentary Family Planning Club

The Tanzanian Parliamentary Family Planning Club (PFPC) was officially launched in Dodoma Hotel in July 2012.
AFP Tanzania
2012

Maternal and Child Deaths - Family Planning a Priority for Kisarawe District

The Tanzania Central Government has set a target under the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA II) to reduce maternal...
AFP Tanzania, 2012
2013

Reproductive Health Financing for Uganda: Commitment to Action

To ensure that increased budget commitments for reproductive health commodities in Uganda are sustainable and that funds are disbursed and fully...
AFP Uganda 2013
2011

Family Planning in Tanzania

A policy brief on family planning for use/adaptation by our partners.
AFP, 2011
2011

Family Planning in Uganda

A policy brief on family planning developed for use and/or adaptation by AFP partners.
AFP, 2011
2011

Family Planning in Indonesia

A policy brief for use and adaptation by our partners.
AFP, 2011
2011

Saving Women's Lives with Family Planning (Uganda)

A policy brief and factsheet (FAQ) on maternal health developed for use and/or adaptation by AFP partners.
AFP, 2011
2011

Taking Injectable Contraceptives to Villages (Uganda)

Making injectable contraceptives available in Uganda.
AFP, 2011
2013

AFP Selects Equilibres et Populations to Coordinate Advocacy Efforts in Burkina Faso (Eng/Fr)

Équilibres & Populations (EquiPop) has been selected to coordinate Advance Family Planning's (AFP's) advocacy efforts in Burkina Faso. A non...
AFP, 2013
2014

DRC Government Moves Forward on FP2020 Commitment

 By Alison Bodenheimer, Francophone Africa Program Officer, Advance Family Planning[Read en français]The Government of the Democratic Republic...
AFP, 2014
2014

La Reunion des Partenaires Francophones AFP - 13-15 mars 2014 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The first AFP Francophone Partners Meeting was held in March 2014 in Ouagadougou, with representatives from AFP’s partners in Senegal, Burkina Faso,...
AFP, 2014
2015

Les maires de 16 communes allouent des fonds à la PF pour la première fois

AFP/Burkina
2015

Creation of the North Kivu FP Technical Committee (CTMPP) (Fr/Eng)

 
AFP/DRC
2015

Kinshasa province in DRC establishes a Permanent Technical Multisectorial Committee on Family Planning

On October 30, 2015, under the high patronage of His Excellence the Governor of Kinshasa, the Provincial Minister of Health, Social Affairs and...
AFP/DRC - Tulane
2015

Subnational Budget Advocacy Yields First-Time Financial Support by Mayors for FP in 7 Communes and Counting

AFP's partner in Senegal, Réseau Siggil Jigéen, with technical support from Palladium, has had success using the AFP approach to advocate for a total...
AFP/Senegal
2015

Increasing Access to Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health Services in Tanzania: Recommendations to Higher Learning Institutions

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health is a public health priority. Alongside benefiting youth directly, increased investment in these services...
Elspeth Williams, Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
2016

Facilitation AFP SMART À Ouagadougou 19-21 avril 2016 (FR)

Les éléments de la facilitation AFP SMART tenue au Burkina Faso du 19 au 21 avril 2016 à la Maison de la Femme à Ouagadougou composés: -Listes...
Equilibres et Populations / AFP Burkina
2015

Facilitation AFP SMART autour du secteur privé Ouagadougou 26-28 mai 2015 (Fr)

Les éléments de la facilitation AFP SMART tenue au Burkina Faso du 26 au 28 Mai 2015 à l'hôtel Palm Beach composés: -Listes des participants-...
Equilibres et Populations / AFP Burkina
2016

Engagement des autorités communales à la promotion de la PF au Burkina Faso

Poster sur l'objectif SMART du plan de travail du Burkina Faso: « Obtenir des maires, l’engagement de prendre en compte la PF dans leurs plans...
Equilibres et Populations / AFP Burkina
2016

Brief: Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development

A new brief entitled Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development highlights the Government of Tanzania’s tremendous commitment...
Health Promotion Tanzania, United Nations Association Tanzania

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