A presentation on ‘The Resource Flows (RF) project for Family Planning’ was held at IIHMR University yesterday. The project is a joint collaboration by Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). IIHMR-U plays the role of outsourcing partner for data collection, processing, analysis and providing technical support to data collectors. The objective of the project, known as the FP project, is to monitor public as well as private sector financial flows for family planning in FP2020 countries.
On the occasion Project Director, NIDI, Mr. Erik Beekink said that the unique elements of this project are that it is an Information based on an annual detailed survey which tracks detailed family planning expenditures at the project level. The study not only differentiates between recurrent expenses and capital investments but also looks at the private sector. The study has collected data for 69 countries which will be used for monitoring and reporting on FP resources. It would also be used for conducting evidence based advocacy and resource mobilization for scaling-up FP service delivery.
Project Director, IIHMR-U, Mr. Anoop Khanna said that the results derived from this study will aid in reporting for UNFPA, FP2020, Track 20 (Indicator 12) and Costed Implementation Plans. It will also be essential for general advocacy purpose and create an open database to facilitate transparency. The data will be made available to the public via newsletters/flyers, region