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Ghana context analysis for accountability interventions to support the delivery of commitments to increase family planning by 2020
This country brief is part of a series of briefs produced by Action2020, a consortium led by Christian Aid and implemented by Christian Aid, Plan International UK and the HIV/AIDS Alliance. It follows an in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in 10 countries, with a focus on the commitments made by Governments as part of FP2020’s global initiative to meet the need of an additional 120 million new contraceptive users by 2020. Each brief provides a country-specific overview of the context for family planning commitments - the power, politics, and potential for accountability interventions related to these commitments – and proposes recommendations for accountability interventions related to these commitments. A general note on Lessons Learned in FP Accountability accompanies this series.
Since signing the FP2020 commitments, Ghana has made strides in achieving some of the commitments made. Significant among them is the development and launch of the Ghana Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (GFPCIP) 2016-2020 which has the broader objective of improving wealth and health of people by improving the ability of women, men, and young people to fulfill their fertility intentions. The GFPCIP analyses key issues and barriers to family planning and provide a technical strategy to guide investments over the next five years. The GFPCIP document also harmonizes disparate policy documents on family planning programming in Ghana. Notwithstanding this, there are major gaps in funding, large areas of unmet need without a clear strategy and a lack of clarity and responsibility for funding for this plan.