In this analysis, HP+ examines the policy environment for male engagement in family planning in Nepal, focusing on men and boys 15–24 years of age. The report presents findings on how policies engage men and boys in family planning, how implementation of those policies influences male engagement, and priority policy actions that strengthen a supportive environment for engaging men and boys in family planning programs and services. Recommendations include a call for more evidence around what works for engaging young men and boys in family planning in Nepal, strengthening family planning policies to explicitly engage men and boys in family planning, and increased capacity to develop and implement male engagement policies across all levels of the health system.
The brief summarizes how HP+ worked with family planning champions in Nepal to garner evidence-based and locally driven action to strengthen male engagement in family planning policies and policy implementation. As a result, decisionmakers identified opportunities to strengthen male engagement in family planning through awareness-raising activities. Lessons learned included the need to strengthen relationships, use strong evidence to support advocacy, pair advocacy with technical assistance, and increase advocacy at the federal level.
Rottach, E., E. DeGraw, and S. Perlson. 2021. Male Engagement in Family Planning: Understanding Policy Implementation Barriers and Enablers in Nepal. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus. USAID DEC: PA-00X-FNJ
English PDF 905.5 kbApril 2021
DeGraw, E., E. Rottach, and K. Pokhrel. 2022. Locally Led Advocacy for Male Engagement in Family Planning in Nepal. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus. USAID DEC: PA-00Z-M61
English PDF 609.9 kbSeptember 2022
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