Percent of total spent on procurement of family planning commodities for public sector services by the national government, U.S. government, the United Nations Population Fund, or other sources
This indicator measures annual spending by various funders for the procurement of family planning (FP) commodities for public sector services in a particular country. Resources should be expressed as a monetary value, either in local currency or U.S. dollars. This indicator can be disaggregated by country and funding source (e.g., government, U.S. government, United Nations Population Fund, or other sources). Though the amount spent is the preferred metric, expenditure data are not always available or accurate. Thus, the following modification to this indicator is appropriate: percent of total budgeted on procurement of FP commodities for public sector services by the national government, U.S. government, the United Nations Population Fund, or other sources.
This indicator is calculated as:
(Total spent on FP commodities by a specific stakeholder in a country/Total spent on FP commodities in a specific country) x 100
Amount of funds spent on public sector contraceptive procurement, disaggregated by source of funds.
Contraceptive procurement spending records; key informant interviews with procurement unit
This indicator is helpful in understanding the role of governments and donors in contraceptive financing. It can also be used as a barometer of the national priority given to contraceptives and contraceptive procurement. Significant government funding for public-sector contraceptive procurement is a strong indicator that FP is a government priority. Greater government funding, if well executed, should improve contraceptive security in the short term and improve long-term prospects for program sustainability.
This indicator may be difficult to accurately assess, if the necessary financial records are not readily available, up-to-date or accurate. Furthermore, it is important to note that this indicator only considers government funds spent on public-sector contraceptive procurement. This indicator complements the indicator, Percent of total expenditures on family planning commodities for public sector services by the national government, U.S. government, the United Nations Population Fund, or other sources. However, these indicators do not consider the amount of money originally allocated or actually needed for contraceptive procurement, nor do they detail how the funds were invested (e.g., what contraceptive methods were bought). Therefore, the actual monetary expenditure might not cover current demand/need for FP.
Finally, though this indicator serves as a valuable baseline for the evaluation of national contraceptive security development and support, it does not provide any information on actual contraceptive distribution or access. Contraceptive procurement becomes more valuable in the context of a strong national distribution system.
commodity, family planning, health system strengthening (HSS), policy
USAID| DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 1. 2010. Measuring Contraceptive Security Indicators in 36 Countries. Arlington, Va. USAID| DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 1.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Supply Chain Program. (2018). USAID global health supply chain program procurement and supply management IDIQ project monitoring and evaluation plan. Washington, DC, USA: Chemonics International Inc. Retrieved from https://www.ghsupplychain.org/sites/default/files/2018-02/2018_02_03%20MandE%20Plan.pdf