New USAID conversion factors strengthen evidence gathering

07 Feb 2012 | Family planning
We are pleased to announce that we have adopted the new USAID CYP conversion factors for all family planning services delivered from 1st January, 2012.

The move brings us in line with latest evidence, and allows us to work more effectively with our partners to deliver quality family planning choices around the world.

The Futures Institute was commissioned to develop the new CYP factors on behalf of USAID, a process our Evidence and Innovation team was honoured to be able to contribute to. We have made the change in line with the institute’s recommendations.

Working with our global partners to strengthen evidence gathering helps us to reach underserved women and couples so they can access services and make choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

The new factors will allow each of our 40 country programmes to streamline their reporting and reduce duplication - in line with USAID’s focus on simplicity – supporting our continued commitment to quantifying the impact of our work.

The full methodology paper to support these new CYP conversion factors will be available from the Futures Institute and USAID shortly.

The following two papers are existing explanations of the methodology and data sources included:

  • 2011 CYP update: newly calculated factors - Sonneveldt – September 2011 
  • Empirically based conversion factors for calculating CYPs – Stover, Bertrand, Shelton – 2000.

Email our Evidence and Innovation team about the new conversion factors

View the new USAID CYP conversion factors

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