Evidence of governments engaging multiple sectors in FP activities
Evidence of national/subnational/district governments engaging multiple sectors in the design, implementation, financing and/or monitoring and evaluation of family planning (FP) policies and/or programs. Examples of government engagement include:
- Convening roundtables with private business owners on FP commodity distribution;
- Engaging the ministry of education on adding FP content to the school health curriculum;
- Assembling a multi-sectoral working group to develop an implementation plan for the new national FP policy; or
- Establishing a multi-sectoral body, such as a Population Commission, to guide FP policy and programmatic developments.
Evidence of government’s engagement of other stakeholders and interviews with various sectors to determine level and extent of participation.
Policy and document review and key informant interviews; reports from government and participants; meeting minutes; program evaluation
FP is inextricably linked to all sectors in society and is therefore conducive to integrated and coordinated approaches rather than being addressed in isolation. This indicator reflects government stewardship of FP by engaging various groups and sectors throughout the country in FP, recognizing the role each can play in improving FP quality and access.
Documentation of multi-sectoral engagement is difficult to obtain. Evidence must show that the various sectors are partners at the table and specify the role each played in the policy process or in design, implementation, and/or financing of FP programs. It may also be difficult to assess if the appropriate and/or enough sectors have been engaged
for each FP activity, how often they meet, how productive the meeting and
coordination is, and if positive results have been achieved.
policy, family planning
Health Policy Initiative Project Management Plan (2007). Unpublished project document.