The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Nichole Zlatunich
Primary Language: English
Costed Implementation Plans (CIPs) are concrete, detailed plans for achieving the goals of a national family planning program over a set number of years. A CIP details the program activities necessary to meet the goals and the costs associated with those activities, thereby providing clear program-level information on the resources a country must raise both domestically and from donors. The Health Policy Project, with various partners, has developed a collaborative, 10-step approach to creating a CIP that aligns with ongoing government planning and coordination efforts. This brief outlines these 10 steps, which when implemented, should result in a consensus-driven strategy, roadmap, and budget for achieving family planning targets under the Ouagadougou Partnership, FP2020, and/or other national programs. To date, the following countries have completed CIPs for family planning: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo, Mauritania, Guinea, and Zambia.