As a final end-of-project event, HP+ is hosting a two-day Family Planning Share Fair. Join us on the mornings of September 7 and 8, 2022, for a deep dive into HP+ family planning achievements, tools, and approaches and for a discussion on future directions.
September 7, 2022: Family Planning Highlights and Achievements
This plenary session demonstrates how HP+'s work has advanced the high-level outcomes of USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health. The session showcases results in three diverse areas: (1) increased access to quality family planning services through costed implementation plans, (2) increased resources for family planning at the national and county level in Kenya, and (3) increased demand for family planning through an innovative accountability approach.
- Opening Session
- Welcome, Suneeta Sharma, HP+/Palladium
- Opening Remarks, Ellen Starbird, USAID
- HP+ Family Planning Successes and Opportunities, Jay Gribble, HP+/Palladium
This presentation highlights how HP+'s work in family planning advances USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health's high-level outcomes and showcases a diverse range of experiences, tools, and future opportunities.
- Closer Looks
- CIPs for Family Planning: Key Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
HP+ has been the global leader in supporting costed implementation plan (CIP) development and execution. This session will present HP+'s CIP accomplishments and approaches to CIP execution, focusing on experiences applying tools and approaches based on Palladium's expertise with strategy execution. We will review recent findings from a survey on CIPs to highlight successes, key challenges, and lessons learned.
- Scaling Up Domestic Resources for Family Planning in Kenya
With donor assistance in family planning declining, the Kenyan government has committed to scale up domestic resources for its program. This session will examine how HP+ supported government actors to advance family planning funding priorities in budget processes, successfully mobilizing new resources for commodities and activities. The session will highlight experiences, achievements, and lessons from efforts at the national level and in Mombasa County.
- Together We're Better: Joint Accountability for Impact
This session will highlight joint accountability approaches to localizing global commitments and galvanizing broad stakeholder action. Presenters will take the audience through the evolution of HP+'s joint accountability approach and give examples of how it has strengthened local capacity to hold duty-bearers accountable for family planning and other health sector commitments.
- CIPs for Family Planning: Key Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
- Question and Answer, facilitated by Jay Gribble, HP+/Palladium
- Closing Remarks, Bev Johnston, USAID
September 8, 2022: Rapid Fire: Family Planning Tools and Approaches
A series of short, interactive introductions to HP+ family planning tools, models, and approaches.
Watch the Recordings
From Students to Policymakers: How HP+ Equipped Youth and Media to Create an Enabling Environment for Family Planning
Facilitator: Alana Barton, HP+/PRB
This session will focus on how HP+ collaborated with media to build an enabling environment for family planning and sexual and reproductive health policy implementation and dialogue, increasing public information and advocacy. Approaches included partnerships with media organizations; training youth to produce reporting on family planning and reproductive health issues; helping media identify links between family planning and child marriage, COVID-19, gender-based violence, and health systems; and using media to change social norms, engage communities, and drive accountability.
Positive Youth Development in Malawi: A Multisectoral Approach for Locally Led, Integrated Youth Entrepreneurship and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Facilitator: Sarah Pennington, HP+/Palladium
This session will examine HP+'s work in Mangochi, Malawi to spur local action to address youth's sexual and reproductive health needs, implement Malawi's Youth Friendly Health Services Strategy 2015–2020 at the grassroots level, and help youth overcome barriers by strengthening their capacity to engage in income generating activities, part of the profits from which they invested in improving family planning service access for their peers.
A New Way to Assess the Integration of Gender and Governance: A Scorecard for Stakeholders
Facilitator: Alyson Lipsky, HP+/RTI International
This session will explore a recently launched scorecard, developed by HP+, to assess the integration of gender into the governance of family planning, reproductive health, and maternal and child health policies and programs. The session will delve into HP+'s experiences piloting the scorecard in Rwanda, Senegal, and Tanzania and ideas for how it can be used in the future to meaningfully address gender challenges in governance.
Digital Solutions to Enable Family Planning Policy Work
Facilitator: Meryn Robinson, HP+/Palladium
Digital health interventions have become an integrated part of family planning service delivery programs, but how digital solutions can enable the family planning policy life cycle is often not well understood. This session will share HP+'s inventory of digital solutions for policy and how to identify opportunities to digitize the policy process in any sector.
YouthCount: Modeling Investments in Youth
Facilitator: Lauren Morris, HP+/Palladium
This session will introduce the YouthCount policy model, providing a brief demonstration and examining the model's pilot application in Guatemala.
Identifying and Visualizing Inequity in Family Planning Programming
Facilitator: Kaja Jurczynska, HP+/Palladium
This session will introduce the Family Planning Equity Tool, which uses a systematic approach to identify inequities across different groups of women and key aspects of family planning programming. During the session, HP+ will share an overview of the tool, how to apply it to a geography of interest, and how to interpret results using recent country application examples.
Will Introduction of Subcutaneous Injectables (DMPA-SC) Make a Difference?
Facilitators: Michelle Weinberger, HP+/Avenir Health and Erin McGinn, HP+/Palladium
Introducing DMPA-SC has been the latest innovation in family planning service delivery, but its additive value depends on how it is introduced and where. This session will discuss the DMPA-SC Impact Model, which aims to predict the effects on modern contraceptive prevalence and the costs of various policy and service delivery options for introducing DMPA-SC.
Assessing Technical Efficiency of Family Planning Programs
Facilitator: Rebecca Ross, HP+/Palladium
This session will introduce the Family Planning Technical Efficiency Tool, designed to provide a holistic assessment of the efficiency of family planning programs—across service delivery, demand creation, and overall program management—to identify sources of inefficiency. Session leads will also share findings from applications of the tool in Malawi and Kenya.
Can We Align Paying Providers with a Rights-Based Approach? Difficult, but Let's Try!
Facilitators: Jorge Ugaz, HP+/Palladium and Ayan Jha, HP+/Palladium
This session will introduce a new framework that synthesizes how different provider payment mechanisms, when applied to family planning programs, may influence the implementation of a rights-based approach, and how to mitigate potential threats.
Family Planning, Deforestation, and CO2 Emissions: Introducing the Population–Forest Model
Facilitator: Scott Moreland, HP+/Palladium
This session will introduce the HP+-developed Population–Forest Model—an interactive policy model to explore the linkages between population growth, deforestation, and greenhouse gas emissions. Session leads will also share experiences from the model's pilot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has the second largest rainforest in the world.