The Thomson Reuters Foundation recently published a piece highlighting the incredible success of The Ouagadougou Partnership in its work to drastically improve access to family planning services across Francophone West Africa. Since 2011, the Partnership has helped increase the number of users of modern contraceptive methods in the region by 1.2 million women and girls – a greater increase than the region had seen in more than a generation.
In December, members of the Ouagadougou Partnership met to celebrate this incredible progress and to set an even more ambitious goal for the future: for its nine member countries to collectively add 2.2 million additional users of these methods between 2016 and 2020.
The story, authored by Fatimata Sy, Director of the Ouagadougou Partnership’s Coordination Unit and Margot Fahnestock, Program Officer for the Hewlett Foundation, illuminates how the Partnership’s organizational structure and governance has contributed to its unprecedented influence in the region.
Read “The Practical Magic of Philanthropic Partnerships” here.
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