Plan UK is partner in a DFID-funded project to increase monitoring and accountability at the national and local level for SRHR and family planning. The project is part of an initiative to realise the commitments of the global Family Planning 2020 partnership (FP2020) that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely and for themselves whether, when, and how many children they want to have.
Implemented in 10 countries, this project facilitates the empowerment of women and girls to engage with power holders and duty bearers to advocate for full, free and equitable access to family planning services, and to hold their governments and service providers to account to deliver on their FP2020 commitments.
The project is being managed by a consortium of member organisations, led by Christian Aid, and including Media Focus on Africa, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Plan International is implementing the project in five of the ten consortium countries (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Mali, Nepal and Niger), working with national platforms in each country, including civil society organisations.
Over the course of the programme, ownership and responsibility for implementation of the project will gradually be transferred to a key national partner working locally in each country, who will take a lead role in mobilising civil society and working with local communities.