Staff technical knowledge in Family Planning
PBF for Family Planning Services Working Group
Project Work Period
01/11 - 31/12/2017
Expected Time Commitment
1 hour a week
Working Languages
Recent Activity
about 5 years ago
Available Positions
0 out of 5


This project is a spin-off of the international meeting organized in Antwerp on September 14-15. The starting point of the Antwerp meeting was the recognition that indicators currently used by Performance Based Financing (PBF) programs need to be revised. Updating these indicators will lead to greater benefits for the hundred thousands of family planning users in PBF programs. The fifty participants of the meeting identified six priority dimensions on which PBF systems should focus, as for family planning services: client experience, outcomes, staff technical knowledge, structural indicators, patient rights and equity. We look for experts willing to finalize indicators for each of these six dimensions.

This activity specifically relates to the ‘staff technical knowledge’ dimension. By ‘staff technical knowledge experience’, we refer to the issue of actual competencies of health provider delivering family planning services. Their knowledge and skills are key determinants of the quality of family planning services. 


As a member of this team, you will be expected to finalize a list of recommendations and propose up to 7 indicators for the technical knowledge dimension. Among other tasks, you will have to: 


·         Read some documents and scientific literature

·         Complete the template provided by coordination team of the working group

·         Co-author recommendations

·         Give feedback to the coordination team on the template

·         Contribute to the dissemination of the outcome of this work.


This subgroup will be facilitated by Stephan Brenner and Cosmas Kamango. They are looking for experts and scholars familiar with family planning services or implementation of PBF programs. People, including midwifes or medical doctors, with an advanced knowledge on the skills required to perform a high quality family planning consultation or intervention are particularly welcome. They aim for a group of 8 experts maximum. Having participated to the Antwerp meeting is an asset.

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