Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Evidence-Based, Holistic Programs :

Applying SEED

RESPOND’s work in this area was one of advocacy and capacity building for holistic family planning programming through the use and promotion of the Supply–Enabling Environment–Demand (SEED™) Programming Model at the global level and in country programs. The premise of SEED is that reproductive health programs will be more successful and sustainable if they comprehensively address the multifaceted determinants of health by including synergistic interventions that:

  • Increase the availability and quality of long-acting and permanent method (LA/PM) services and other supply-related issues
  • Strengthen health systems and foster an enabling environment for LA/PM services
  • Improve knowledge of LA/PMs and cultivate demand for them

At the global level, SEED has been recognized by donors and other cooperating agencies as a useful model.  It has been used to frame a high-level conference and also applied as an organizing framework for postabortion family planning action plans.
RESPOND used SEED to frame the provision of technical assistance in such countries as Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Togo, as well as in work with a group of West African nations’ International Planned Parenthood Federation affiliates.

An assessment of SEED as it was used to frame global and country family planning initiatives is available in the form of a project brief (PDF, 3.0 MB) in addition to the other resources related to global and country experiences with SEED that are contained in this section.

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