Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
A member of the East African Community and a FP2020 commitment maker since 2014, Burundi views family planning through a holistic, integrated, and multi sectoral lens with its Integrated Population, Health and Environment Strategic Plan. To support this plan and sustainable progress, the country has created a National Office of the Population to support this multi-sectoral work and promote coordination between sectors, highlighting their belief that people, their health, and the environment are all interrelated and interdependent. This can be seen through Burundi’s focus on increasing quality family planning services at the community level, with 62.1% of health centers providing the full range of contraceptive methods in their last survey and their increased focus on integration of family planning services with HIV, immunizations, and postpartum services. Like many countries in the region, a lack of financing and, in particular, domestic financing for commodities and the need to increase the existing budget line, remains one of the biggest barriers to progress.
Burundi FP2020 Commitment
The government of Burundi commits to repositioning family planning with the global objective of fostering sustainable development and addressing population growth and ensuring equal access to all women to the contraceptives of their choice and to quality services.
Burundi Revitalized FP2020 Commitment
In 2014, Burundi joined FP2020. We pledged to include: (i) Improve the quality of family planning services by training health workers in all centers of the public health sector and increasing access to services through the establishment of health centers for family planning in geographically inaccessible areas, and nearby clinics run by religious organizations that do not offer modern contraceptive methods;(ii) Increase community services by mobilizing the community and providing family planning methods, including the transfer of tasks by forming health promotion technicians and community health workers(CSA) to provide injections; (iii) Achieve a contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 40% by 2015, an increase of 18 percentage points since 2010, reaching a CPR of 50% by 2020; (iv) Increase the number of people accepting a modern contraceptive to reach 644,628 in 2015, against 322,312 in 2012; (v) Increase the annual government allocation for contraceptives 10% annually between 2015 and 2020; and (vi) Strengthen performance-based funding and expand at the community level with the support of partners.
source : pDHS 2015
FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of Burundi and these Core Indicators, click below.