Mid-Term Evaluation of the UNFPA Supplies Programme (2013-2020)

26 September 2018
Mother with a health worker in Bolivia discussing family planning options © Sanne de Wilde for UNFPA

This mid-term evaluation identifies key lessons to improve upon the ongoing interventions of UNFPA Supplies programme in 46 countries. Among several findings, the evaluation shows UNFPA is the world’s leading procurer of family planning commodities and has the capability to use its purchasing power and influence to affect global markets. UNFPA Supplies has also been effective in integrating family planning into primary health services. UNFPA Supplies has made a significant contribution to expanding access to family planning products and ensuring that reproductive health and family planning services are accessible to adolescents and youth and notably marginalized women and girls, including in humanitarian settings.

The evaluation also highlights that the programme has not yet achieved its full potential in broadening sustainable sources of financing for reproductive health commodity security and family planning in programme countries. While UNFPA is the forerunner in the procurement of family planning commodities, the Fund has yet to make full use of UNFPA Supplies as a strategic platform for assuming global and national leadership.

These lessons from the evaluation will contribute to the implementation of the ongoing UNFPA family planning strategy, Choices Not Chance 2012-2020.

The evaluation report and related materials are available here.

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