This project grant will enable Population Action International to expand its global advocacy programs, recognizing that the work of in-country advocates is critical to the long-term success of family planning and reproductive health. During the grant period, the organization plans to identify seven to ten focus countries, and work with partners in these countries to develop and implement targeted policy advocacy strategies. In deepening relationships and work in a number of countries, Population Action International aims to establish and document a focused, strategic model for country advocacy. This grant reflects the Global Development and Population Program’s intent to find ways to strengthen advocacy capacity at the country level, while working with long-time partners.
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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.