Archived Commitments for Children's Investment Fund Foundation
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DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: CIFF’s strategic plan from 2017 to 2021 commits us to working with others to shape an AIDS-free generation where every adolescent can realise their sexual and reproductive rights with access to the information and services they need. Since January 2017 we have more than doubled our funding for sexual and reproductive health with new investments totalling $72 million. Our work is focused on putting adolescents at the centre of the design of SRH programmes; increasing choice with different types of contraception that respond to teenagers’ preferences, especially user-controlled choices; digital innovations to better connect young people with more accountable services; and amplifying youth voices within debates on the issues that affect them most.

Looking to the future, CIFF investments will be more targeted, bolstering what works best, reducing unit costs and tackling taboos head on. Specifically: (1) We will build a community of practice on human-centred design to inject urgency into changing the way adolescent SRH programmes and sex education is delivered; (2) We will strengthen country leadership and capacity to deliver on their commitments to adolescents, through country-driven technical assistance and results-based financing, within our broader investments; (3) We will be an exemplar for integration, maximising ways to layer user-controlled contraception, HIV prevention and safe abortion or post-abortion care; (4) We will continue to invest in measurement, capturing age and sex-disaggregated data across our SRH programmes; (5) Above all, we will be a better ally to young people, maximising youth leadership, youth-led accountability and participation in decision-making processes including within our own organisation.

2012: The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) enthusiastically supports the goals set by the London Summit on Family Planning as integral to the broader program of support to the UN Secretary General’s Every Women Every Child initiative. In conjunction with the global family planning initiative, CIFF will pursue landscaping and develop an action plan in the area of reproductive health with the intention of contributing strategically, tangibly, and at scale to further the aims of Family Planning 2020. The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation provides both funding and human resources to ensure greater accessibility of long-acting and reversible methods of contraception and will continue its work to enable women and governments to acquire these products at affordable prices.

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The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Official Report Official report icon
DateOctober 14, 2014
SourceThe Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • CIFF completed a comprehensive adolescent reproductive health landscape analysis in 2014. This is contributing to an organizational strategy review process that will be completed by 2015. The landscape review provides an analysis of where CIFF can achieve transformational change, enabling CIFF to focus attention on one or more specific areas within adolescent reproductive health where CIFF can make a difference.
  • Since 2013, CIFF has been a core member of the guarantor group within the Implants Access Program. CIFF has provided a guarantee for both Implanon and Jadelle that was a critical instrument in halving the procurement price of these long-acting methods.
  • In 2013 and 2014, CIFF has supported the roll-out of long-acting methods in Ethiopia through procurement support to the national family planning program.
  • CIFF’s adolescent reproductive health team actively seeks to identify and assess opportunities to increase access to these choices among younger women and adolescent girls.
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Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Official Update Official report icon
DateSeptember 28, 2015
SourceChildren’s Investment Fund Foundation

In August 2015, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) shared an update on progress in achieving its commitments to FP2020.

  • In 2014, CIFF made a $16.9 million three year commitment to increase contraceptive choice for girls and women by scaling-up Sayana Press–a unique 3-month contraceptive injection that offers the potential of self-injection. This investment includes a subsidy that immediately reduced the price of Sayana Press, funding for health worker training to counsel girls and women, and research to determine the acceptability, feasibility and cost-effectiveness of self-injection.
  • In 2014 and 2015, CIFF has continued to be a guarantor within the Implants Access Program. CIFF has provided a guarantee for both Implanon and Jadelle that has halved the procurement price of these long-acting methods. Building on this support, in 2014, CIFF made a $13.5 million three year commitment to dramatically increase access to long-acting methods as part of comprehensive contraceptive choices for adolescents in Kenya. This aims to prevent over 60,000 unintended pregnancies amongst teenage girls, strengthen the evidence base of what works, and influence other family planning programs by demonstrating how a focus on adolescents can meaningfully contribute to the achievement of FP2020 goals.
  • Over 2015, CIFF’s health team is working on a new multi-country investment to transform the way family planning providers serve adolescents, placing girls at the center of the program design. We hope to launch this in 2016.
  • We are finalizing our strategic framework for adolescent reproductive health and its relationship to FP2020 goals. We aim to share this in 2016.
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Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

2012: The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation is compelled by evidence on the need to address reproductive health concerns of adolescents, as girls and young women and their children are most severely impacted by failures to access the knowledge and tools for family planning. CIFF will apply its expertise in program monitoring and impact measurement to help in the development of a robust monitoring and accountability process to help track progress toward stated Family Planning 2020 goals.

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The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Official Report Official report icon
DateOctober 14, 2014
SourceThe Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • In 2014, CIFF approved funding to mainstream self-injection of Sayana Press. Within this program, CIFF is supporting new research on the acceptability, feasibility and impact of Sayana Press compared to other options and through self-injection. This program has a strong accountability goal to ensure that learning on self-injection is disseminated and, if positive, findings are institutionalized.
  • CIFF has also funded the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action to introduce country-level scorecards on RMNCH indicators that include CPR and unmet demand for contraception.
  • CIFF is studying future investment opportunities to increase accountability related to reaching underserved groups and specifically adolescent girls with contraceptive information and choices.
  • CIFF is committed to closely monitoring and evaluating its investments in reproductive health, specifically to disaggregate data by age and monitor impacts on those under age 20. All investments have a robust monitoring plan and external evaluation designed to both maximize the likelihood of program success and inform broader learning.
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Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Official Update Official report icon
DateSeptember 28, 2015
SourceChildren’s Investment Fund Foundation

In August 2015, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation shared an update on progress in achieving its commitments to FP2020.

  • In 2015, we launched two new monitoring and evaluation initiatives–the first an impact evaluation of our Kenya investment, which is being managed by the International Centre for Research on Women; secondly, performance monitoring and generation of user-insights as Sayana Press is rolled-out in Nigeria, which is being managed by the University of California San Francisco.
  • We recognize the importance of strengthening adolescent-specific data collection and analysis, and to link this with advocacy and accountability. Our health team is working on a new investment to leverage existing surveys to better track adolescent indicators related to reproductive health outcomes and risk factors, which we hope to launch in 2016.
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