Country Programme Action Plan Output:
Strengthened national capacity for a comprehensive national family planning programme that addresses unmet needs
Indonesia is globally recognized for its pioneering efforts in family planning. Indonesia started its family planning programme in the late 1960s under strong political leadership and commitment, well before the global Programme of Action from the International Conference of Population (ICPD) in 1994. UNFPA has been working in partnership with the Government of Indonesia on population and development since the 1970s. Following the ICPD’s principles, UNFPA supports the government in improving access to quality family planning services for the people of Indonesia.
Achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including by supporting the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) to revitalize the family planning programme, is an important priority for UNFPA in Indonesia. This work is intended to accelerate access to rights-based family planning to meet the targets of the MDGs and other global commitments.
UNFPA’s work in this area seeks to strengthen the capacity of BKKBN to accelerate access to rights-based family planning services. The aim of this collaboration is to develop a comprehensive family planning strategy within the context of the next National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015-2019, the implementation of the Universal Health Coverage scheme (BPJS), and the FP2020 country initiative.
UNFPA is working with BKKBN to produce guidelines on access to reproductive health information and services by addressing supply, demand and quality-of-care issues. The objective of this collaboration is to address unmet needs for family planning, increase access to a wide range of modern methods of contraception, promote the concept of minimum service standards for family planning, and build a human resource base for family planning programmes.
UNFPA plans to provide strategic assistance through the establishment of a technical assistance unit at BKKBN, with a range of national and international expertise in strategic planning. The key areas of technical support for the development of a National Family Planning Strategy 2015-2019 include contraceptive commodity security, procurement of quality assured contraceptives, development of guidelines for monitoring family planning services under the BPJS and a plan for capacity-building for doctors and midwives in delivering comprehensive family planning services.
UNFPA will also document the lessons learned from the first year of implementation of the Population and Family Planning Gold Programme (KKB Kencana), including the application of updated minimum standards. Additionally, UNFPA will develop a comprehensive capacity-building model with integrated quality assurance and a monitoring system to ensure midwives and doctors are trained to provide comprehensive family planning services.
Rights-Based Family Planning
Indonesia is one of the priority countries under FP2020, a global movement that aims to give 120 million more women and girls access to life-saving contraceptives by 2020. This initiative builds on the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (the Global Strategy) launched in 2010, and focuses on the provision of contraceptive information, services and supplies without coercion or discrimination.
Indonesia made commitments under the Global Strategy and at the FP2020 London Summit in 2012 to improve and expand the national family planning programme by reducing disparities and increasing funding. In Indonesia, UNFPA and USAID co-chair the FP2020 Country Committee, which brings together all partners involved in family planning in Indonesia to ensure better coordination of the national family planning programme. UNFPA has supported the development of landscape analysis to identify the roles of various partners and has been the main agency providing technical and administrative support to organize the Country Committee and associated working groups.