FP2020 is Supporting Country Progress by Identifying Strategic Priorities, Aligning Stakeholders, and Optimizing Resources
FP2020 works with countries to help them develop, implement, and monitor progress on their family planning strategies. Through collaboration with key stakeholders across the family planning community, FP2020 identifies and delivers crosscutting products, interventions, and research to expand the field in new and productive ways. Knowledge is also shared with the global community, democratizing data by making both country-specific and global-level information available to all.
The FP2020 movement is represented in countries by a network of focal points: one government-designated focal point and two donor focal points (from UNFPA, USAID, or DFID) in each commitment-making country. The focal points work with the FP2020 Secretariat and Country Engagement Working Group to identify gaps in implementation, match resources to goals, and ensure that FP2020 efforts are aligned with government priorities and existing partner programs. They also work to coordinate priorities and programs with the broader stakeholder community in- country, including civil society and advocacy organizations, service providers, and the private sector.
The FP2020 platform also helps country stakeholders and partners align to drive progress in key areas:
- coordinating in-country efforts to improve contraceptive demand and contraceptive mix forecasts;
- identifying ways to dramatically decrease contraceptive stock- outs and ensure broader access to the methods women prefer;
- mobilizing in-country financial and health system resources for commodities and service delivery;
- developing strategies to raise awareness of contraception and increase demand;
- encouraging the identification and application of best practices in family planning service delivery; and
- monitoring and reviewing progress toward goals.
FP2020 builds on existing country plans wherever possible, and coordinates with each country’s wider reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) and health sector plans.