Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
A commitment maker since 2013 and a member of the Ouagadougou Partnership, Benin has made steady progress towards its commitment to increase mCPR to 22%. One factor in this progress is the expansion of the range of method choice available, with the introduction of DMPA-SC in 10 health zones, with plans for national scale-up soon. Another factor is the country's commitment to providing free family planning services within health centers to the population by the end of 2019. Benin is currently on track to honor this commitment. Adolescents and young people are already accessing family planning services for free, and an executive order is currently awaiting signature to allow for free access for all. Challenges certainly remain, with financing for commodities from the national level down to the community and ensuring last mile distribution of commodities.
Benin's Proposal for Family Planning Commitments
With its 2013 FP2020 commitment, Benin aimed to increase mCPR to 20 percent by 2018.
Benin FP2020 Commitment
The Government of Benin will revise policies, norms, and protocols to strengthen the delegation of tasks to improve reproductive health and will spread awareness of the law on reproductive health and regulations...
Costed Implementation Plan for Family Planning for Benin 2014-2018 (French)
Benin FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2016 (French)
Benin - Country Action: Opportunities, Challenges, and Priorities (French)
Benin FP2020 Revitalized Commitment 2017
Overall, Benin is committed to implement all the commitments made in 2013 and even go beyond. Thus, the commitment on free FP services will extend to the entire population including adolescents and youth.
Benin FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2018 (French)
Benin Actions for Acceleration, 2018-2019 (French)
source : pDHS 2015
FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of Benin and these Core Indicators, click below.
Your quick guide to key documents and resources that together provide greater context on family planning in Benin.