Policy Determinants of Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate
The Contraceptive Security (CS) Indicators Survey, with data from 62 countries going back to 2010, provides a valuable source of data for stakeholders to monitor CS trends, via the CS Indicators Harmonized Dataset. However, the indicators were developed based on anecdotal knowledge, practical experience, and only limited studies providing objective evidence that the indicator policies and practices lead to the anticipated FP/RH outcomes they were established to bolster-such as increased modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR). GHSC-PSM has conducted an initial study using linear and logistic regression models to identify which among the assessed policies are most likely to lead to the desired outcome of high mCPR among married women of reproductive age in selected LMICs.
Dr. Michael A. Cohen, Monitoring and Evaluation Director for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Program. Dr. Cohen, along with Ms. Gold, will be presenting the findings of research into outcomes of FP policies implemented globally over the past decade.
Suzanne Gold, M.A., has served as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist on the GHSC-PSM project since 2016. She leads the implementation of the Contraceptive Security Indicators survey and oversees the research activity.
Brian Mckenna, Deputy Director, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition