This funding would allow Population Action International to continue to promote universal access to family planning and reproductive health services through research, advocacy, and innovative partnerships. Its current ten-year strategic plan aims to (1) double annual funding for family planning and reproductive health services in low-income countries to more than $25 billion by 2022 and (2) establish a supportive policy environment for these services. The organization has set three-year organizational priorities to expand its global advocacy program to deepen its impact in priority countries, and to increase funding and advance supportive policies from donor governments and agencies in at least two focus countries. During this grant period, it also plans to build a communications infrastructure to support its program and advocacy agenda.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of in-country advocacy partnerships
This grant will support Population Action International (PAI) to implement the Reproductive Health Advocacy Partnership (RHAP) in Zambia and Malawi. Through multiyear general operating support and sustained technical assistance, PAI partners with civil society organizations (CSOs) to invest in their institutional and advocacy capacity using a principled approach grounded in flexibility, shared learning, and mutual accountability. Through this approach, CSOs aim to advance sexual and reproductive health policies and funding at the country and regional levels. During the grant period, PAI and CSO partners seek to influence philanthropic practice by documenting and disseminating best practices from the RHAP model. (Substrategy: Local Advocacy)
for improving government accountability for family planning services and supplies in Africa
Population Action International (PAI) works to ensure universal access to quality reproductive health care, including family planning, around the world. This grant will support PAI’s work with civil society organizations in East and West Africa to test a common framework to track national spending in family planning in seven countries. PAI and its local partners will use this information in national and regional advocacy efforts to strengthen accountability of national governments for commitments they have made to improve the provision of these services.