The Ouagadougou Partnership was launched in Ouagadougou in February 2011 by the nine governments of Francophone West African countries to accelerate progress in the use of family planning services in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
The interest and importance of family planning led the Government of Benin to have the National Assembly vote on March 3, 2003, Law No. 2003-03 relating to sexual health and reproduction. Benin has been making steady progress since its commitment to increase the prevalence rate of modern contraceptives. For 2026, the country’ objective is to improve access and supply for all women by increasing contraceptive prevalence rate from 11.7% to 18%.
Burkina Faso recognizes the importance of family planning for its development. The latest data show a steady increase of the modern contraceptive prevalence rate. It aims is to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among women in union from 31.9% in 2020 to 41.3% in 2025 by increasing the availability of contraceptive products and by strengthening the institutional anchoring of the coordination of sexual and reproductive Health.
Family planning has emerged as the appropriate strategy for improving socio-economic development indicators in Côte d'Ivoire (reduction of maternal and infant/child mortality, better investment in children's schooling, improvement in GDP per capita, etc.). With this in mind, the government has set the goal of improving the demand for and supply of family planning services.
Access to family planning and contraception is a fundamental dimension of sexual and reproductive health and rights. In Guinea, FP falls in a sociocultural context where marriage and family dynamics are social values that guide most communities. The country objective is to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among all women from 12.6% in 2020 to 18.52% in 2023 by making services free in all public health facilities by 2024.
Family planning has multiple development benefits that authorities in Mali have been taking into account for decades. This is why Mali has constantly made a commitment, both nationally and internationally, to considerably reduce maternal and infant mortality. Raising the mCPR from 17% to 40% by 2030 by integrating RH/FP into all policies and strategic frameworks in the area of "population and development" is Mali's ambition.
Family planning, through birth spacing, has emerged as the appropriate strategy to improve socio-economic development indicators in Mauritania. It is with this in mind that the country has set itself the objective of improving the supply of family planning services. For 2025, Mauritania wants to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women from 19.0% in 2020 to 25% by creating an enabling environment for the promotion of FP.
Aware of the rapid population growth and the social, health and economic consequences it generates, the administrative and health authorities of Niger have implemented numerous strategies and actions aimed at controlling population growth through the promotion of family planning. Thus, Niger wants to raise the modern contraceptive prevalence rate from 21.8% in 2020 to 29.3% in 2025, and to 36.8% in 2030.
Family planning is one of the most effective interventions available to save lives and improve the health of women and children. Beyond these health benefits, increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate would allow better capture of the demographic dividend. Aware of this, Senegal has made the strategic choice to make FP a national priority to accelerate the reduction of maternal and infant mortality and sets itself the objective of bringing the CPR from 26% in 2021 to 46% in 2026 for married women.
A Togo where each individual in general and particularly women , adolescents and young people, even in emergency situations, have equitable access to information, sexual and reproductive health and family planning quality services by 2030. Its objective is to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate for women in union from 23.1% in 2020 to 32% in 2026 and 20.4% in 2020 to 29.5% in 2026 for all women.