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close this bookStrengthening the Fabric of Society: Population. Capacity Building for Sustainable Development (UNDP - UNFPA, 1996, 53 p.)
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View the documentData Card
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View the documentUnited Nations Population Fund
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View the document1. The Need for Capacity Building in Population
View the document2. The Importance of Population for Sustainable Development
View the document3. Linking Population and the Environment
close this folder4. Essential Capacity Building Requirements
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View the documentCapacity Building Requirements
View the document5. How Can Population Policies and Programmes Be Enhanced?
close this folder6. How Can Services Best Be Delivered?
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close this folderSome Guidelines in Determining How Capacities are to be Developed
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View the documentNational Action
View the documentInternational Cooperation
View the documentPartnerships with NGOs and the Private Sector
close this folder7. Some Capacity Building Packages
View the documentCapacity Building Package 1: Building National Capacity to Develop National Population
View the documentCapacity Building Package 2: Building Up Grassroots Support for Population Policies and Programmes
View the documentCapacity Building Package 3: Building National and local Capacity to Meet Reproductive Health Needs in Priority Zones

Capacity Building Package 1: Building National Capacity to Develop National Population

Plans of Action

Strategy

Support should be given to government efforts aimed at formulating effective national population plans of action, and enhancing coordination among donors in an effort to forge strategic plans of action in the area of population and reproductive health. Such donor coalitions might consist of, for example, UNFPA, USAID, SIDA and IPPF (a leading international NGO) and elements of the private sector. Other, local or national NGOs should bolster national capacities to plan for and implement comprehensive population and reproductive health programmes.

Activities

1. Preparation of a "national population plan of action" by the respective government in close collaboration with appropriate UN agencies, bilaterals, development banks, NGOs, religious groups and the private sector.

2. Provision of adequate funding from national government and donor group to implement the plan of action.

3. Mobilization of grassroots community groups, particularly women's organizations, in support of the plan of action.

4. Launching of a national IEC strategy in order to build widespread public support for the action plan.

5. Improve training of primary health care workers and family planning providers, wherever necessary, as well as other service providers, policy makers, planners and analysts involved in various components of the action plan.

6. In the area of RH/FP/SH, a provisional strategy should be worked out, involving the government health service, in close collaboration with appropriate NGOs and the private sector, in deciding which mix of services to offer communities in different parts of the country. Ideally, each partner will work in those areas where they are already effective, leaving the government to fill in where NGOs and the private sector cannot deliver quality services.

7. The plan of action should provide for periodic review of performance in light of stated goals and objectives. This exercise will permit the government, with its partners, to provide better services in those areas where they are needed.