The FP2020 Accountability project promotes mutual ownership and partnership among civil society and governments to realize Family Planning 2020 commitments in service of expanding access to contraceptives.
While the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative has garnered interest and commitments from a number of countries, there has been minimal effort to engage civil society in ensuring the commitments made by governments are honored and achieved. FP2020 Accountability supports civil society partners to promote impactful, coordinated and sustainable momentum for family planning policies, programs and funding with the Motion Tracker’s participatory approach. In partnership with the Samasha Medical Foundation (Samasha), a Ugandan civil society organization focused on improving sexual and reproductive health funding and policies through advocacy, PAI provides technical assistance to civil society organizations acting as neutral conveners, collecting data and reporting on the progress of commitments.
Civil society organizations across four countries established regular multistakeholder forums with governments highlighting progress and needs for achieving FP2020 commitments.
The FP2020 Accountability project supports the advancement of family planning programs and funding pledged in FP2020 commitments by using the Motion Tracker approach, an accountability framework developed by Samasha. Under this approach, civil society organizations partner with country governments to track progress toward and achievement of government reproductive health commitments. PAI, in partnership with Samasha, is scaling up the Motion Tracker in four countries over a three-year period.
Not surprisingly, unrealistic commitments for which stakeholders feel no ownership are unlikely to be sustained.Moses Muwonge, executive director, Samasha