Dear Family Planning Champion,
We already know that engaging the private sector is becoming increasingly critical in ensuring equitable access to modern contraceptives. It’s equally important to understand how the private sector affects family planning growth.
A SHOPS Plus analysis of family planning markets in six countries revealed several economic, sociocultural, policy, and programmatic factors that impacted the private sector’s contributions to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR). Understanding these factors can help donors and country governments adequately consider appropriate private health sector investments and interventions in their family planning programs.
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The SHOPS Plus six-part series of briefs analyze family planning markets in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, and Tanzania. Each country brief reviews the mCPR over time using the S-curve model, a framework that helps us understand the rate in stages of growth. The S-curve can help stakeholders assess the appropriate level of investment, type, and timing of interventions to help their countries’ mCPR growth stay on track and achieve optimal family planning outcomes. How can this model be applied to your country or program? Check out the six brief package and subscribe to stay updated — a final global brief will be coming soon to complete the set.