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.
A first phase of FPSA was conducted in Kenya, Senegal, Indonesia and Bangladesh in 2018 and 2018. Reports on these countries are available below.