A collage of the reports included in PACE's Subnational Toolkit.
Many governments are changing the way they fund family planning, moving more funding to the subnational level. These changes create new opportunities to gain support for family planning, if advocates tailor their efforts accordingly. At PRB, we have found that advocacy is most effective if messages are specific to local needs, using local data.
“An issue affecting one region in a country may be non-existent or minimally felt in another. Hence it becomes important to target,” says Colette Ajwang’, a reproductive health policy, advocacy, and communication consultant with PRB who is based in Kenya. “For example, while one decision maker in one county in Kenya may want to address child marriage and teenage pregnancy, in another county, decision makers may be faced with school drop-out among boys or drug and substance abuse among young people.”