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Introducing a Must-Have Family Planning Resource Guide to end 2020

Consider this your holiday gift guide for voluntary family planning resources

Though 2020 has been a tumultuous year for us all, we’ve seen incredible innovations and ideas come from partners across the globe. As 2020 comes to a close, Knowledge SUCCESS is reflecting on what tools and resources have been produced and shared in the voluntary family planning and reproductive health community. This is why our project curated a Must-Have Family Planning Resource Guide, packaged like a holiday gift guide.

Though you are not “buying” these tools this holiday season, we know you will find this collection of diverse tools from a variety of projects useful, informative, and timely.

To compile the guide, Knowledge SUCCESS asked projects funded by USAID Population and Reproductive Health, including our content partners, to submit resources that they have developed or used. Partners shared a diversity of high-quality tools, which we categorized by five thematic areas:

  1. Program design, advisory, or planning
  2. Youth engagement in voluntary family planning
  3. Gender integration
  4. Expanding voluntary family planning choices and method mix
  5. Social and behavior change communication in family planning

We’d like to extend a warm “Thank You” to all our partners who submitted resources for this guide. We hope this voluntary family planning resource guide helps you to see what new tools or resources were developed this year, and how they can be applied to your work.

Natalie Apcar

Program Officer II, KM & Communications, Knowledge SUCCESS

Natalie Apcar is a Program Officer II at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, supporting knowledge management partnership activities, content creation, and communications for Knowledge SUCCESS. Natalie has worked for a variety of nonprofits and built a background in planning, implementation, and monitoring of public health programming, including gender integration. Other interests include youth and community-led development, which she got the chance to engage in as US Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. Natalie earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from American University and a Master of Science in Gender, Development, and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science.