To support countries in the next phase of family planning commitments and programming, HP+ developed an Approach for Diagnosing Inequity in Family Planning Programs. This approach identifies inequities for a range of disadvantaged subgroups across family planning programmatic components at national and subnational levels. HP+ applied the approach in Uganda, finding pervasive family planning inequities that (1) affect a broad range of underserved groups, (2) extend beyond traditional measures of uptake, and (3) penetrate all regions. The national and subnational results can be used by decisionmakers and program staff across Uganda to mobilize additional funding, prioritize resources, focus services, and bring attention to the country’s progress toward leaving no one behind. Importantly, the approach is replicable through HP+’s open source code and can be used in other countries and regions to develop evidence-based family planning decision making.
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