Côte d’Ivoire

Self-Care Portfolio

R4S’ Self-Care Portfolio includes activities aimed at deepening understanding of self-care through a people-centered approach. Countries increasingly seek to integrate self-care into FP policies and programs. But there is little evidence available to create an enabling environment for self-care programming, despite the growing appreciation that self-care is a culturally relative concept. R4S has designed and implemented studies to capture attitudes, preferences and intentions regarding FP self-care from women, men and providers. 

Digital Portfolio

This portfolio of activities under R4S seeks to generate and apply evidence about how digital technologies can support FP self-care by increasing knowledge, self-efficacy, and/or FP uptake and continuation in the context of informed choice. The focus is on digital FP self-care platforms that offer a constellation of options including information, decision-making tools and links to services, with the goal of understanding how these three dimensions can be optimized to improve the users’ experience.

Country FP Research and Learning Agendas 

This activity supports countries to develop FP research and learning agendas (FPRLAs) that will help them meet their national FP program goals.  It also helps to identify research questions that R4S can answer and programmatic and policy areas for which R4S can help produce, synthesize, or apply evidence to improve outcomes. 

3. Consultations to develop the FP RLA for Cote d’Ivoire took place in February and March 2021. The multi-phase process involved the review and analysis of data, consultation with local experts, and convening stakeholders to define concrete questions to guide family planning research and ultimately programming. Cote d’Ivoire’s FPRLA was officially signed by the MOH in late April 2022, and disseminated nationally in July 2022, followed by continued dissemination through various channels. Details about the process, country context, and main takeaways is found here: FP Research and Learning Agendas, and summarized in this blog: Towards 2030 and Beyond.

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