Launched in 2011, the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) is one of the most successful partnerships between governments, civil society and donors to accelerate the availability and use of Family Planning (FP) services in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
From 2011 to 2020, the PO doubled the number of women using modern methods of contraception in the sub-region by adding 3.8 million additional users. The Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit (OPCU) was instrumental in the success of the OP. It has strengthened coordination between donors to optimize support to countries, improved exchanges between and within member countries, organized operational partners and civil society to accelerate the implementation of projects, established the mutual accountability of governments, donors and other partners to achieve results.
In the process of creating a shared vision for 2030, build on achievements to date, persistent challenges in the region and unexplored areas of intervention, the Partnership has launched the “PO Beyond 2020” initiative.
Feedback collected from the OP community during the first phase of the initiative suggests a vision, goal, operating principles and focus areas for the Partnership through 2030. The voice of all stakeholders is essential in refining and improving the emerging trends presented below.