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  • The Allocate Model was designed to help countries overcome policy challenges by linking funding to program activities and linking program activities to outcome indicators. The models main objective is to help planners understand the relationship between funding levels and the effective implementation of safe motherhood, postabortion care, and family planning programs. The model aims to improve resource allocation for components of reproductive health (RH) programs by demonstrating its effects on a variety of national indicators. For example, what is the likely effect on maternal mortality rates if funding for family planning is reduced or increased? The Allocate Model facilitates the design of integrated national plans with attached budgets. The following models are used in the Allocate application. " DemProj. Forecasts the population structure for a country or a specific region by age and gender and by rural or urban residence based on specific fertility, mortality, and migration trends for up to 50 years in the future. This model serves as the base for most of the other models. " FamPlan. Estimates the number of users and acceptors and the cost of providing family planning (FP) services to (1) reduce unmet need for family planning, (2) achieve desired fertility, (3) attain a specified total fertility rate (TFR), (4) attain a specified contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR), and (5) achieve the maximum possible within a specific budget. FamPlan calculates indicators showing the number of users, commodities required, costs, unplanned pregnancies and births, and the number of abortions. " Safe Motherhood Model (SMM). Supports priority-setting exercises to demonstrate how improvements in program effort can help reduce maternal mortality rates. It allows improvements in different support and service areas and shows the impact of various patterns of effort. This model has a cost component that allows the user to cost out different interventions to help design national plans, strategies, and budgets. " Postabortion care (PAC) Model. Analyzes the effect of certain FP assumptions on maternal deaths; distributes maternal deaths according to planned births, unplanned births, and abortions; and demonstrates how the allocation of expenditures can increase postabortion treatments and reduce deaths. The POLICY Project provided technical assistance (TA) to Ukraine between February and July 2005, using the Allocate Model to help create a comprehensive National Reproductive Health Plan (NRHP) and to achieve greater efficiency in the use of available funds.
    Ukraine Allocate Core Report.doc