Linking Family Planning to Resilience in the Sahel: A Pilot Intervention Based on Partnership and Integration (Brief)

In 2017, the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project (2011–present), with support from USAID, launched “Building Resilience through Strengthening and Integrating Reproductive Health and Family Planning in Niger” (RISE-FP) in the Sahel to integrate quality family planning (FP) programming into the RISE initiative.

USAID solicited the project to integrate quality family planning programming into the 2014 RISE initiative, a groundbreaking initiative with multiple partners that focused on building the resilience of chronically vulnerable households in targeted agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture zones in Niger and Burkina Faso through economic empowerment, strengthening governance and improving health and nutrition.

As part of the RISE-FP project, E2A proposed to pilot and document an innovative family planning (FP) and resilience intervention built on the concepts of integration and partnership between the health and non-health sectors. Although the intervention was relatively small in scale in comparison to that of E2A and RISE activities across the region, its significance is substantial.

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