MAKING THE COMMITMENT
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The FP2020 process begins when a country makes a formal commitment to the FP2020 partnership. The commitment is a specific statement of intent, outlining the country’s strategic goals and its plans to develop, support, and strengthen its family planning program. As such, it functions as a blueprint for collaboration, providing partners with a shared agenda and measurable goals.
When countries commit to FP2020, they are charting a course for the future.
Rights-based family planning is a transformational strategy that will lead to healthier and more prosperous women, children, families, and communities. FP2020 contributes to the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and family planning is a powerful driver of progress across the entire Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Rights-based family planning is also essential to unlocking the demographic dividend.
The FP2020 process in countries is designed to foster transparency and accountability at every step. The FP2020 partnership links countries with a global network of partners, donors, experts, and advocates who are committed to developing sustainable programs that are grounded in human rights, informed by best practices, and integrated with the country’s overall development strategy.
NEW FOCUS COUNTRY COMMITMENTS
A total of 41 FP2020 focus countries have joined the partnership since 2012, including three new commitments announced at the Family Planning Summit in July 2017:
The Government of Chad committed to:
- Increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among all women from 5% to 8% by 2020;
- Reach 115,000 additional users between 2017 and 2020, and additional users among adolescents and youth; and
- Accelerate the operationalization of the National Development Plan 2017–2020.
Chad is developing a new national framework for the demographic dividend, with a focus on advocacy, resource mobilization, and the right to family planning access for adolescents and youth. Chad will establish a rights-based approach to family planning programming, with particular focus on training providers, ensuring a wide method mix with free informed choice, and mobilizing the community. Chad will also invest in comprehensive sexual education for youth, strengthen its data systems, introduce efficient supply chain strategies, and create a budget line for contraceptive commodities.
The Government of Haiti committed to:
- Reduce the unmet need by 10% and increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among all women by 10%;
- Strengthen the maternal health care continuum by integrating postpartum and post-abortion family planning and improving links between family planning and HIV/AIDS and immunization programs;
- Expand service delivery, including to the last mile, and offer a complete modern method mix (including long-acting and permanent methods) at the community level;
- Establish a legal framework for the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth;
- Integrate a budget line in the Ministry of Public Health budget to increase the resources allocated to family planning/reproductive health; and
- Contribute a progressive amount up to 5% toward the purchase of contraceptives by 2020.
Haiti will create an inter-ministerial committee working on reproductive health, including the Ministry of Public Health (which will be in charge of monitoring); the Ministry of National Education and Professional Training; the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women’s Rights; the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities; the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action; and the Ministry of Social Affairs.
The Government of South Sudan committed to:
- Improve the availability of and access to family planning information and services through the provision of rights-based integrated sexual and reproductive health services;
- Increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women from 5% (2016 estimate) to 10% by 2020; and
- Reduce the maternal mortality ratio by 10% by 2020.
The Government of South Sudan is committed to removing institutional and social-cultural barriers to sexual and reproductive health for all and to sensitizing its population to improve universal access to rights-based, comprehensive family planning services by 2020.
REVITALIZED COUNTRY COMMITMENTS
At the Family Planning Summit in July 2017, 33 FP2020 countries chose to revitalize their existing commitments with renewed and expanded pledges: outlining new objectives, dedicating larger budget allocations, delivering more resources, and reaching more women and girls.