Analysis using the M4P market systems approach to diagnose Kenya's family planning (FP) market.
Kenya’s family planning market has not met the needs of 34 per cent of Kenyan women. This study assesses demand and supply sides of Kenya’s FP market and the norms, rules and supporting functions which shape its performance.
It serves as a baseline assessment to help determine if M4P interventions can be used to make Kenya’s family planning market work better through greater private sector participation.
Based on the analysis, recommendations are given and research into several potential solutions that would involve commercial sector players is suggested.
The study also provides an updated body of evidence and analysis that could inform better coordination within the market. For instance through the development of a Total Market Approach (TMA) to family planning.
It will inform the Enhancing Sustained Health Equity (ESHE) programme’s understanding of FP market dynamics, as well as determine the options available for greater involvement of the commercial sector in serving unmet FP needs.