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(November 2013) The goal of PRB's ENGAGE Presentation, "The Family Planning Ripple Effect: Children Survive and Nations Thrive," is to improve individuals' understanding of the health benefits of family planning for mothers and children; how family planning can contribute to child survival; and how these issues are related to national development. To achieve this goal, the presentation is designed to promote policy dialogue on the critical role of family planning as a cost-effective strategy that adds value to child survival interventions. Target audiences include government policymakers, civic and religious leaders, health sector leaders, program officials, family planning advocates, journalists, and others.

Developed under the USAID-funded Informing DEcisionmakers to Act (IDEA) project, this presentation is part of a series of ENGAGE presentations that examine the relationship between family planning and the Millennium Development Goals in developing country contexts. These dynamic, multimedia presentations engage global leaders and country-level policymakers in critical discussions about family planning and reproductive health and the intersection with other key development issues.

"The Family Planning Ripple Effect" is available with and without a voiceover, in both English and French. The presentation can be downloaded from the PRB website or streamed via PRB's YouTube channel in English and French; CD-ROMs are also available on request. A presentation guide is available to provide facilitators with skills and resources to effectively deliver and lead discussion about the presentation; a PowerPoint template is also available to allow users to better incorporate the presentation into their own work.

For more information about "The Family Planning Ripple Effect," or to request a copy of the presentation and materials on CD-ROM, please contact Marissa Yeakey, 202-939-5441, myeakey@prb.org.

For more information about IDEA, please contact idea@prb.org.


With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, IDEA—Informing Decisionmakers to Act—increases support among policy audiences for effective health and population programs around the world. By increasing the flow of accurate, understandable information about population, family planning, and reproductive health to policy audiences, IDEA enhances efforts carried out by civil society, the public sector, the development community, and donors. Under IDEA, PRB has developed a series of dynamic multimedia ENGAGE presentations to engage global leaders and country-level policymakers in issues related to family planning, reproductive health, and other key development issues.