Rights-Based Family Planning

Indonesia is recognized for its pioneering efforts in FP. With strong political leadership and government commitment, Indonesia successfully decreased unmet need for family planning, increased uptake of modern contraception, and reduced fertility from the 1960s.

However, over the past decade fertility rates and contraceptive prevalence rates are stagnating, unmet need remains relatively high, and unintended adolescent pregnancies are not declining. Challenges associated with decentralization in Indonesia have impacted effective delivery of quality family planning services.

Indonesia is recognized for its pioneering efforts in FP. With strong political leadership and government commitment, Indonesia successfully decreased unmet need for family planning, increased uptake of modern contraception, and reduced fertility from the 1960s.

However, over the past decade fertility rates and contraceptive prevalence rates are stagnating, unmet need remains relatively high, and unintended adolescent pregnancies are not declining. Challenges associated with decentralization in Indonesia have impacted effective delivery of quality family planning services.

UNFPA continues its support to Government by providing evidence-based advocacy and technical expertise for development, implementation, and monitoring of a Rights-Based Family Planning Strategy, and for facilitating quality, equitable family planning within the context of the Universal Health Coverage Scheme.

 

Following the national agenda, Indonesia joined the FP2020 global commitments to meet its people’s needs for family planning.

  • Under the FP2020 Country Committee framework, UNFPA Indonesia supports the development, implementation and monitoring of the Rights-Based Family Planning Strategy, recognizing that sexual and reproductive health is fundamental to individuals, couples and families and is critical for social and economic development. The strategy will help the government in delivering a programme that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have.
  • As the country is moving to a middle income country, UNFPA Indonesia has shifted its working modalities to be more strategic by providing evidence and technical advice for policy and programme improvement.
  • Under the direction of the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) and Ministry of Health (MOH), UNFPA Indonesia is working to ensure appropriate policy for family planning under the Universal Health Coverage scheme.

The UNFPA country programme is also testing three models of contraceptive supply chain management to respond to the changing needs under the Universal Health Coverage scheme.