Tracking Progress Toward Family Planning Goals

Lyndsey Mitchum

CCP | Program Coordinator
Mothers and children in Antaralava village in Ranomafana, Madagascar

Mothers and children in Antaralava Village, Ranomafana, Madagascar. Credit: 2017 David Alexander/CCP

On May 22, 2018, Family Planning 2020, Health Policy Plus (HP+), Palladium, and the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project hosted Monitoring Matters: Tracking Progress Toward Family Planning Goals to discuss innovative tools within the Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) that are being used to help country governments accelerate their progress towards meeting family planning goals.

During this webinar, Family Planning 2020’s Eva Ros provided an overview of CIPs and the Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Resource Kit, and discussed how countries at both national and sub-national levels are currently using CIPs. This tool, available on FP2020’s website, features guidance documents, resources, and best practices based on hands-on experience to assist program planners, ministry representatives, and technical assistance providers to go through the CIP process.

Following the overview, HP+’s Jordan Hatcher gave an engaging presentation discussing the CIP Performance Dashboard, a new tool developed by HP+ to support users in the execution phase of the Costed Implementation Plan. Hatcher’s presentation explained the meaning behind CIP execution, rationale for tools and processes and outputs generated for decision making, and insights on how implementers can execute a successful CIP.

Hatcher also explained how Data from CIP performance monitoring informs effective and efficient programming, future resource allocation, and stakeholder coordination, which ultimately facilitates a country’s ability to meet family planning program goals and commitments.

Ending with a Question and Answer session facilitated by the webinar moderator, Sarah Harlan, K4Health’s Learning and Partnerships Director, presenters answered various audience questions related to measuring outcomes and impact with subnational CIPs, and guidance on where and how to use the resources discussed throughout the 60-minutes.

If you missed the webinar, the full recording is available here. Throughout the webinar, various poll questions were conducted with over 80 participants to better understand their demographics and their knowledge and use of CIPs. The results of the poll questions are available below.

 
INTRODUCTION QUESTIONS
 
Where are you based?
Q1: Where are you based?
A1: North America (21.4%); Asia (21.4%); North Africa (4.8 %); Southern Africa (7.1%); East Africa (4.8%); West Africa (4.8 %); Europe and Eurasia (14.3 %); Middle East (4.8%)
 
 
 
How many of the 69 FP2020 countries have CIPs?
Q2: How many of the 69 FP2020 countries have CIPs?
A2: 12 (5.6%); 20 (50%); 40 (44.4%)
 
 
 
 
 
PRESENTATION QUESTIONS
 
Do you live or work in a country with a family planning CIP?
Q1: Do you live or work in a country with a family planning CIP?
A1: Yes (36.8%, 25 responses); No (30.9%, 21 responses); I’m not sure (34.4%, 22 responses)
 
 
 
 
 
Have you ever used a scorecard for performance monitoring?
Q2: Have you ever used a scorecard for performance monitoring?
A2: Yes (54.5 %, 24 responses); No ( 45.5%, 20 responses)
 
 
 
 
 
Have you ever accessed the CIP resource kit via FP2020’s website?
Q3: Have you ever accessed the CIP resource kit via FP2020’s website?
A3: Yes (31.5 %, 17 responses); No (64.8%, 35 responses); I’m not sure (3.7%, 2 responses)
 
 
 

Hatcher's presentation slides are available for download here.