National Composite Index for Family Planning

The National Composite Index for Family Planning (NCIFNCIFP_PDF1P) is a new tool developed to support FP2020’s efforts to improve measurement of the enabling environment for family planning. 

The NCIFP builds on the long-standing National Family Planning Effort Index (FPE), and was developed by Avenir Health’s Track20 Project with guidance from FP2020’s Performance Monitoring and Evidence and Rights and Empowerment Working Groups. The NCIFP consists of 35 items organized under five dimensions: strategy, data, quality, equity, and accountability.

Access the NCIFP report and learn about methodology and results on Track20's website. Check out: 



The Launch

IMG_1669On September 10, 2015, Family Planning 2020 hosted the Health Policy Project and the Track20 Project’s launch of the 2015 Family Planning Effort Index and National Composite Index on Family Planning results. 

The two measures estimate the strength of national family planning programs and the policy-enabling environments behind those programs.

Bernice Kuang, a technical advisor with the Health Policy Project, presented the 2014-2015 Family Planning Effort results, and Michelle Weinberger, a senior associate with Track20, introduced the new National Composite Index on Family Planning and the outcomes of the very first survey. The event was moderated by John Ross of the Palladium Group.

Family Planning Effort Index

IMG_1601Since the 1970s, the Family Planning Effort (FPE) Index has measured national family planning program effort in countries worldwide. 

The 2014-2015 results showcase data from 90 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, based on a set of standardized measures assessing policies, services, monitoring and evaluation and access. The FPE scores from 1972 to 2009 are available here

Stay tuned! The full 2014-2015 FPE results will be available soon.

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