MANASO is implementing FP Budget Accountability and Transparency Project funded by PAI whose overall objective is to increase access to health and FP expenditure data to support FP Budget Advocacy. On this project, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda are implementing a Common Framework for Measuring Government Spending on Family Planning. The Common Framework includes ten essential indicators organized under four types of information along the planning and budget cycle: funding need, allocation, disbursement and expenditure using a Budget Accountability Realtime Tracking Tool which inputs in the Family Planning Budget Scorecard. The Common Framework also includes transparency which measures access to information for monitoring and accountability purposes by the public. The outcome of using the Common Framework is increased Government ownership, measured as a rising share of government spending on family planning as a percent of total family planning funding needed over time.
The results of the scorecard also help the countries to reflect on the FP2020 commitments made by Governments whose main objective is ‘to increase CPR to 60 percent by 2020 with focus on 15-24 age group,’ with the goal of ‘no parenthood before adulthood.’ Malawi’s commitment to FP2020 were to:
- Create a FP budget line in the main drugs budget by 2013/2014.
- Demonstrate accountability in utilization of available resources, and to increase financial allocation for health systems supporting.
The 2020 Family Planning Scorecard therefore demonstrates the direction of the Malawi Government on family planning budget allocation in realizing the intended Common Framework purpose and realization of the FP2020 commitments. Click below to download the document.