Steps to Consider
When Making a Commitment
1Identify Key Stakeholders and Create a Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Create a solid plan for involving key stakeholders to ensure a successful commitment process. Follow these steps to develop an effective stakeholder engagement strategy:
2Secure Buy-in From Key Decision-makers
Getting support from government decision-makers, even non-health ministries, is crucial in building solid commitments.
Government stakeholders should be involved early on at different levels and ministries to ensure their active participation throughout the drafting, launch, and implementation of commitments. Some countries have established intergovernmental relationships supporting health priorities, while others are at earlier stages. Here is what you need to do:
3Develop a Comprehensive Commitment Process Roadmap
Creating a roadmap for your commitment process helps you prioritize tasks involving key stakeholders, ensuring a transparent and comprehensive approach to your country’s commitments.
4Review previous commitment progress (if applicable)
If your government previously pledged to FP2020, assessing how well you’ve met that commitment is vital. This evaluation helps identify successes and challenges, promoting openness, ownership, and collaboration through inclusive discussions.
5Draft a vision statement and set objectives
During this step, you will draft your country’s 2030 commitment.
Craft Your 2030 Vision Statement
Your vision statement encapsulates your government’s ambitions in advancing family planning. What positive transformations do you aim to achieve by 2030, centered around women and girls? Follow these suggestions:
Remember that your consultations should prioritize commitment objectives, making the vision statement creation a swift process.
Outline Your Commitment Objectives Develop your objectives using these guidelines:
For each objective, provide:
Strategies for Success: Outline strategies for each objective, focusing on shaping policies, changing norms, and refining systems.
6Define a country commitment accountability approach
At the core of the commitment process is accountability. Countries must make formal commitments, including financial, political, and programmatic pledges, to deliver rights-based family planning interventions as part of the 2030 partnership.
7Share draft commitment for feedback
Sharing a draft of your commitment lets you receive input from the FP2030 Support Network and other important stakeholders. Use the draft commitment template to shape your commitment.
When to Share Your Draft Commitment
Share your draft commitment with FP2030 after initial validation with country-level family planning stakeholders but before the final formal validation. Use this checklist for preliminary validation:
Share your draft commitment with the FP2030 Support Network before the formal validation and approval. The FP2030 Support Network will need three weeks for a comprehensive review.
What Happens Next
Once you submit your draft commitment, FP2030 Support Network will:
Your draft will not be shared publicly beyond this group.
FP2030 feedback will focus on the following:
Consolidated feedback will be shared via email with your contact points. The review can include multiple rounds and phone calls between your Commitment Steering Committee and FP2030 Support Network.
8Finalize, validate, and share commitment
In this step, you’ll refine your commitment by considering feedback, validate it with key stakeholders, and then share it for broader recognition.
Finalize Your Commitment:
Validate Your Final Commitment:
Share Your Commitment for Publication:
9Launch commitment locally and amplify globally
Now that your commitment is ready. It’s time to share it globally. This step highlights the chance to showcase your family planning leadership through media and social media in partnership with FP2030.