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

AFP Resources
Year Title Source
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
2016

Listen to radio segments on family planning from Kwale, Kenya

Radio Kaya and Radio Ranet in Kwale county, Kenya
2016

Investing in Zambia's Health and Development

Family planning is one of the most cost-effective interventions to improve women’s health and wellbeing, reduce unintended pregnancies and prevent...
September 2016
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
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

Advance Family Planning Advocacy Wins (2009-2016)

Advance Family Planning Advocacy Wins (2009-2016)
AFP
2015

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

AFP/Burkina
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

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

2015

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

 
AFP/DRC
2015

Creation of the South Kivu FP Technical Committee (CTMPP) (Fr)

Le Comité Technique Multisectoriel Permanent Provincial (CTMPP) pour la PF à été crée au Sud Kivu le 18 juin 2015 sous le leadership du gouvernement...
Tulane / AFP DRC
2015

Creation of an operational CTMPP in Katanga Province (Fr)

Voici le programme d'activites en cours au Katanga en rapport avec le CTMP Katanga: Atelier sur le plaidoyer en PF du 27 au 29 Juin 2015 (...
Tulane / AFP DRC
2015

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

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
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
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...
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
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
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

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
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
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

Conducting and evaluating national civil society advocacy for reproductive, maternal, and child health

This report is structured around four key themes: (i) working to influence health sector policy and programmes at national and local levels; (ii)...
World Health Organization
2013

WHO summary guidance: Task shifting to improve access to contraceptive methods (Eng/Fr)

The WHO OptimizeMNH guidance contains evidence-based recommendations for the safe provision of key maternal and newborn health interventions by...
World Health Organization
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...
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
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
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
2013

Uganda: Financial Tracking of Reproductive Health Commodities

This report summarizes the findings and recommendations from an exercise to improve tracking of financing for subsidized contraceptives and other...
USAID Deliver Project
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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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
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.
Other Resources
Year Title Source
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...
2016

Youth Consultation on Reproductive Health Supplies, Uganda

The first formal consultation of youth-led organizations was held in Kampala in collaboration with Allied Youth Initiative-Uganda in the offices of...
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
2016

Site web de planification familiale en République Démocratique du Congo

Poster sur la création du site web par l'université de Tulane sur la planification familiale en République Démocratique du Congo qui comprend l'...
PNSR
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...
2015

Health Policy Plus (HP+) resources

View the Health Policy Plus resources related to the Advance Family Planning initative including a summary of the project’s work and results in Kenya...
Palladium
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
2015

WHO Guidelines on health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception

Moving beyond specialist doctors to involve a wider range of health workers is an increasingly important public health strategy. Planned and...
World Heatlh Organization
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
2015

Technical Brief: Track20 Tools

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Track20 Tools
Track20
2015

Technical Brief: Aligning country objectives to FP2020

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Aligning country objectives to FP2020
Track20
2015

Technical Brief: Consensus-Building Workshops

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Consensus-Building Workshops
Track20
2015

Technical Brief: Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET)

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET)
Track20
2015

Technical Brief: Handbook of FP2020 Core Indicators

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Handbook of FP2020 Core Indicators
Track20
2015

Technical Brief: Impacts averted by contraceptive use

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Impacts averted by contraceptive use
Track20
2015

Technical Brief: Married versus All Women mCPR

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Married versus All Women mCPR
Track20
2015

Technical Brief: Rolling Baselines

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Rolling Baselines
Track20
2015

Technical Brief: Track 20 M&E Officers

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Track 20 M&E Officers
Track20
2015

Optimizing the delivery of contraceptives in low- and middle-income countries through task shifting: a systematic review of effectiveness and safety

Abstract
Objective: To assess the effectiveness and safety of task shifting for the delivery of injectable contraceptives,
contraceptive implants,...
Polus et al. Reproductive Health
2015

Techical Brief: Additional Users

Track20 Technical Brief 1-pager on Additional Users
Track20
2015

UNA Tanzania calls for 5 billion Family Planning Budget in 2015/2016

Attaining Maternal Health Targets in TanzaniaAddressing Skills Gap in Increasing Family Planning Coverage.Maternal deaths in Tanzania are one of the...
United Nations Association Tanzania
2015

Senegal’s National Family Planning Action Plan 2012-2015 (En

Senegal’s National Family Planning Action Plan 2012-2015
Republic of Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
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
2014

Country Development Cooperation Strategy October 3, 2014 – October 3, 2019

United States Agency for International Development Country Strategies
2014

Robbed of Choice and Dignity: Indian Women Dead after Mass Sterilisation - Situational Assessment of Sterilisation Camps in Bilaspur District, Chhattisgarh

Read the Situational Assessment of Sterilisation Camps in Bilaspur, written by four non-governmental organizations in India, including Advance Family...
Report by Multi-organisational Team
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

Uganda Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan, 2015–2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe Government of Uganda (GOU) has committed to reducing unmet need for family planning (FP) to 10 percent and increasing the modern...
Ministry of Health Uganda
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
2014

PMA2020 Results from Kinshasa, DRC (Eng/Fr)

Findings from the first round of the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2013 (PMA2013) survey carried out in Kinshasa, capital of...
PMA2020
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
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
2014

Guide de Communication Pour l'Introduction de Sayana® Press (Fr)

Ce guide s’adresse aux experts locaux, pour les aider à élaborer leurs plans et outils de communication et d’introduction pilote de Sayana® Press....
PATH
2014

Potential Gains in Reproductive-Aged Life Expectancy by Eliminating Maternal Mortality: A Demographic Bonus of Achieving MDG 5

This journal article assesses the change over time in the contribution of maternal mortality to a life expectancy calculated between ages 15 and...
PLOS One
2014

Ending Newborn Deaths

In 2012, 2.9 million babies died within 28 days of being born: two out of every five child deaths. Of these, 1 million babies died within 24 hours,...
Save the Children
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...
2014

K4Health Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit

The K4Health Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit provides advocates at all levels, including international, national and community leaders,...
K4Health
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
2014

Family Planning in the DRC website - Tulane University, PNSR (Eng/Fr)

This regularly maintained website is an excellent resource on family planning in the DRC, including relevant historical context, key government and...
Tulane University / PNSR
2014

Contraception for Adolescents in Low and Middle Income Countries - Needs, Barriers, and Access

Substantial numbers of adolescents experience the negative health consequences of early, unprotected sexual activity—unintended pregnancy, unsafe...
Pathfinder International
2014

Maternal mortality in adolescents compared with women of other ages: evidence from 144 countries

Adolescents are often noted to have an increased risk of death during pregnancy or childbirth compared with older women, but the existing evidence is...
The Lancet Global Health
2013

State of World Population Report 2013

"Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy" highlights the main challenges of adolescent pregnancy and its serious...
UNFPA
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

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

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
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
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

Le Taux de Prévalence Contraceptive Augmente par 4% 2012-2013 (Fr)

In September 2013, Senegal released the results of its year 1 Enquête Démographique et de Santé Continue (EDS), the first initiative in West Africa...
Partenariat Ouagadougou
2013

Technical Brief on Hormonal Contraception and HIV

This technical brief provides a short overview of currently available evidence on hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition, progression, female-to-...
U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)
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
2013

Closing the Deadly Gap Between What We Know and What We Do

The report brings together the evidence highlighting the economic benefits of investing in reproductive health and confirms that addressing the...
World Bank
2013

State of the World’s Mothers 2013

“…..This report shows which countries are doing the best – and which are doing the worst – at preventing these deaths. It also examines the need to...
Save the Children
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
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
2013

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,...
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
2013

Realizing the Demographic Dividend for Africa (Eng/Fr)

6th Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and...
UN Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission, National Transfer Accounts
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

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