A Forecasting Guide for New & Underused Methods of Family Planning

This guide provides direction to programs that want to forecast for new and underused methods (NUMs) of family planning. It supports program managers and others involved in forecasting as they plan to (1) introduce a contraceptive technology for the first time in a country, and/or (2) position an underused method for scale up. The guide recognizes that accurate forecasts take into account the larger system into which the NUM will be introduced and scaled, and it offers a framework for building rational assumptions to support accurate forecasting for NUMs or any family planning method where future demand is inherently difficult to predict. It also identifies common pitfalls in NUMs forecasting and recommends strategies to avoid them.

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  • Sub-categories Reproductive health
  • Commodities Reproductive health products
  • Latest update 2012
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  • Developed by Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC)
  • When to use This guide provides direction to programs that want to forecast for new and underused methods (NUMs) of family planning. It supports program managers and others involved in forecasting as they plan to (1) introduce a contraceptive technology for the first time in a country, and/or (2) position an underused method for scale up. The guide recognizes that accurate forecasts take into account the larger system into which the NUM will be introduced and scaled, and it offers a framework for building rational assumptions to support accurate forecasting for NUMs or any family planning method where future demand is inherently difficult to predict. It also identifies common pitfalls in NUMs forecasting and recommends strategies to avoid them.
  • Languages English
  • Level of use Central
  • Form PDF file
  • Amount of training / TA required n/a
  • Inputs & outputs n/a
  • Cost Free
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  • Availability http://www.k4health.org/sites/default/files/A%20Forecasting%20Guide%20for%20New%20and%20Underused%20Methods%201st%20Edition%202012.pdf
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  • Submission date 2012-11-01 18:37:16