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Long Description for Performance Indicator: Average Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate


Bureau of Resource Management
Report
May 10, 2010

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Performance Indicator Target and Results Summary for 2007-2011
Performance Indicator 2007
Results
2008
Results
2009
Target
2009
Results
2009
Rating
2010
Target
2011
Target
Average Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate N/A 26.4% 27.4% 27.3% Yellow: Improved, but target not met.
Improved, but target not met
28.3% 29.3%
Impact(s): Family planning and reproductive programs contribute to smaller and healthier families, directly contributing to the well-being of women and children. Ensuring basic access to family planning could reduce maternal deaths by a third and child deaths by nearly 10%. Increased use of modern contraception translates into fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions.
Steps to Improve: There is some evidence that MCPR is rising more slowly on average than in the past. This is largely due to very slow or no progress in some countries with large populations (e.g., Nigeria, Uganda, Philippines) where family planning is not a political priority. Additional resources in the FY 2010 budget will permit program expansion, including efforts to build political will for family planning and reproductive health programming in these countries.

 




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