ICF is supporting USAID’s Community Based Family Planning (CBFP) Initiative, previously called the Flexible Fund. The CBFP Initiative provides a mechanism for supporting private voluntary organizations (PVOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to implement community-based family planning programs. ICF provides technical assistance to grantees and aims to increase the contributions made by organizations to improve access to quality community-based family planning services.
In collaboration with USAID, Save the Children, WellShare International, and ChildFund, ICF developed the Family Planning Sustainability Tool. The purpose of this tool is to create an awareness of elements that must be in place to continue the provision of family planning services at the community level after outside donor funding and support has ended. This tool is designed as a facilitated self-assessment in which key stakeholders respond to questions based on their own knowledge and experience, and then come together to reach consensus on the present situation as it relates to each question. All 60 questions were designed to address issues related to policy, logistics, supervision, quality of services, integration of family planning into other health services, and monitoring and evaluation at various levels within the health system.
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