The overall objective of the Family Planning Policy and Budget Advocacy Project is to ensure increased domestic funding and improved national and subnational Sexual Reproductive Health/Family Planning policies in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Specifically, the project aims to:
- Increased implementation of policies on SRH/FP through budget advocacy in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- Strengthened coalitions at national and subnational levels on FP budget advocacy in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
- Increased youth participation in national and subnational government plans and budgets in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
- Increased saliency of SRH/FP in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Seven interrelated outputs have been conceived to achieve this outcome:
- Increased funding from national and sub-national governments in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to address the unmet need for FP
- Increased CSO collaboration at national and sub-national levels on FP budget advocacy in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
- Improved visibility of FP investments and citizens actions in advocacy for implementation of FP investments
- Improved national and sub-national FP Programmes and activities responding to youth needs
- Increased youth participation in national and sub-national government plans and budgets in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
- Improved availability of commodities that address and meet needs on FP
- FP and FP related issues included by EU Delegations in their bilateral cooperation with partner country in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Over the past years, A4HU advocacy with its advocacy partners has contributed to 05 (04 districts and 01 national) FP budget increases from 8.2 billion in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 to 13.8 billion Uganda Shillings in 2017/2018. We will intensify our engagement with strategically relevant CSOs, youth, Government departments and continually adapt approaches to take full advantage of emerging opportunities for FP funding.