Family Planning: Pathway to Poverty Reduction

Family Planning: Pathway to Poverty Reduction

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(June 2011) PRB’s ENGAGE presentation, “Family Planning: Pathway to Poverty Reduction,” seeks to improve individuals’ understanding of how family planning contributes to economic growth and poverty reduction at the family, community, and national levels, and to reposition family planning higher on national and local policy agendas in sub-Saharan Africa. The presentation is designed to promote policy dialogue on the health and economic benefits of family planning and presents family planning as a cost-effective, high-yield intervention. Target policy audiences include government policymakers, civic and religious leaders, health sector leaders, program officials, family planning advocates, and journalists.

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.

“Family Planning: Pathway to Poverty Reduction” 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.


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.