Contraceptive Security

Access Tools

A female health worker distributes contraceptive pills to a woman in Kishorimohanpur village, West Bengal, India. © 2012 Tushar Sharma, Courtesy of Photoshare

K4Health Toolkits

The K4Health Family Planning Logistics Toolkit is dedicated to improving access to essential health care by strengthening contraceptive security. The Toolkit offers insight into how to achieve greater contraceptive security with smart logistics system design and supply chain management and shares lessons learned from country-specific experiences. It provides essential information and tools for the following:

Implementing programs & measuring impact

Contraceptive Security Indicators Dashboard

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program has created an interactive web-based dashboard of contraceptive security indicators. The dashboard features data visualizations based on the 2017 Contraceptive Security Indicator Survey. The dashboard shows indicators at the global and country levels, divided into eight topics: Leadership and Coordination, Finance and Procurement (Capital), Commodities, Policy (Commitment), Supply Chain, Quality, Private Sector, and Contextual Measures. Complete data from the survey (1.4MB .xlsx) and its final report (81 pages, 3.6MB .pdf) are also available for download.

Family Planning and Reproductive Health Indicators Database

MEASURE Evaluation provides a comprehensive listing of the most widely used indicators for evaluating family planning and reproductive health programs in low- and middle-income countries. The database contains definitions, data requirements, data sources, purposes, and issues for core indicators along with links to other websites and documents containing additional family planning and reproductive health indicators. A section of the database is dedicated to Commodity Security and Logistics Indicators. Additionally, an accompanying brief, Family Planning Supply Chain: Key Indicators (2018; PDF, 218KB) outlines eight key supply chain indicators that USAID implementing partners can use to inform the M&E of FP programs supporting activities in the supply chain PRH priority area. Each indicator featured in this resource contains a definition as well as any calculations, suggested disaggregations, or reference periods.

Using Reality Check and PipeLine for Contraceptive Forecasting and Supply Planning

Ensuring a reliable supply of quality contraceptives is critical to the success of reproductive health programs worldwide. EngenderHealth and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT have published a technical brief that provides an overview and comparison of two important tools that can be used together to support a national contraceptive quantification exercise—Reality Check and PipeLine. It also provides information on how Reality Check can be used outside of the quantification process to help programs set realistic family planning program goals and to estimate health impacts for advocacy purposes. Enabling and strengthening in-country capacity for reproductive health commodity security is a fundamental step in safeguarding against stock-outs of these critical supplies. This brief is aimed at technical advisors and program officers who work to ensure that every person is able to obtain and use the affordable, high-quality reproductive health commodities of their choice, regardless of where they live.


Topic last updated: March 11, 2019