Family Planning Spending Assessment (FPSA) is a new method of tracking the flow of resources and expenditures for the implementation of family planning programming in a country. This method of tracking of FP expenditures considers resource flow of both financial and non-financial resources from their origin to the end point of service delivery, among the different institutions involved. Tracking is done from financing sources whether public, private or foreign; and among the different providers of services.
The assessment aims to answer the following questions:
- Who pays for FP in the country?
- Who manages the funds and up to what level?
- Who provides the FP services?
- What FP services were provided?
- What are the inputs used (human resources, contraceptives, management, IEC, training and supervision, etc.)?
The results of the assessments provide estimates of expenditures on FP from government essential to:
- inform global monitoring of spending on FP;
- inform the resource gap analysis at national and county level by comparing available resources and resource needs based on the strategic and operational plans;
- provide financial information that will inform policy dialogue,
- help in planning and budgeting at the County level in order to strengthen the case for family planning within the County and National development agenda;
- be used to advocate for increased funding for FP resources in counties and be used to monitor progress of policies in place by assessing whether expenditure is per priority areas.
For more information on the FPSA approach, see the FPSA Approach Technical Brief. Completed FPSA country reports are available below.