Support to the FP HIP Initiative

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The Family Planning High Impact Practices (HIP) Initiative, a multi-organization effort, is a priority for USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health. “HIPs are promising or evidence-based practices that, when scaled up and institutionalized, will maximize investments in a comprehensive family planning strategy.” With its focus on practices that are supported by evidence, and on scaling up, the HIP Initiative is closely aligned with the aim of the Evidence Project, which is to generate, translate, and use evidence to improve access to high quality family planning/reproductive health services to reduce unintended pregnancy.

The Evidence Project is supporting the HIP Initiative by participating in its technical advisory group (TAG) and the Implementing Best Practices HIP Working Group; developing and reviewing HIP briefs; reviewing and disseminating work on standards of evidence; and promoting evidence in family planning decision-making.

The Evidence Project also looks for ways to include HIPs and other proven practices in its activities, when possible, to aid in their scale up at the country level.