Situation Analysis

  • A lot of national level advocacy has been successfully going on in Nigeria
  • There is increased resources by especially Federal Government for family planning in Nigeria
  • There is a gap of getting grassroots people to contribute in the process of improving family planning in Nigeria and have their voices heard and hold their leaders accountable.
  • There are challenges in getting modern contraceptives from state central stores to service delivery points (lack of local funds to transport the commodities, poor storage issues etc….)
  • State and local level pronouncements and commitments does not translate to action …
  • There are challenges with demand for family planning services due to barriers of information, cultural issues, community participation, male involvement etc…
  • There is low contraceptive prevalence rate
  • There is high unmet needs
  • There is high total fertility rate in many part of Nigeria (especially Northern Nigeria)
  • Poor coordination of policy actors and flawed policy processes (“policy somersault”)
  • Inconsistent and unpredictable budget processes (“envelop system”)
  • Various advocacy visits carried out by other FP programs has helped to allay the fear of some women who knew little about FP services by giving adequate and convincing answers to their questions but only in the few states of project sites.
  • A lot of women do practice family planning, but in traditional form because of their inability to know much and where to access the modern methods of family planning.
  • Grassroots women know little or none about family planning