Desk Review of Programs Integrating Family Planning with Food Security and Nutrition

Source
FHI 360, USAID
Date of Publication
2015

This report synthesizes learnings from 102 health and multisectoral programs, including a rich set of program examples and three case studies, to illustrate the various ways programs are integrating family planning with nutrition and food security interventions. 

Findings from the review show that family planning and nutrition or food security interventions are primarily built into program design from the onset as part of a larger health package, especially maternal, newborn, and child health, integrated management of childhood illness, or food security and livelihood packages. Examples are provided of nutrition and family planning integration in health sector programs as well as nutrition, food security, and family planning integration in multisectoral programs. Examples are also provided on the wide range of community- and facility-based platforms and providers that are used for integrated service delivery.

Other lessons learned, promising practices for programming, and recommendations for USAID are also provided in the report and brief.