In 2012, Bandung district village leaders took a significant step to increase access to family planning, committing Rp 2.5 million each, or US$ 275, for local family planning activities. Combined, the 270 villages in the district will allocate Rp 675 million, or US$ 75,000. This was the first successful attempt to leverage existing village budgets for family planning activities in Indonesia. The funds will support family planning field staff and volunteers. They will also provide counseling and transportation to health centers for new acceptors of long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs) of contraception. The commitment to increase funds for family planning comes as the result of a mandate by the Association of Indonesian Village Governments (Asosiasi Pemerintahan Desa Seluruh Indonesia or APDESI) at the urging of Advance Family Planning (AFP) and its Bandung District Working Group (DWG).
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Case Study: Bandung Village Leaders Commit Local Budget Funds to Family Planning
Publication Year: 2012
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