Costed Implementation Plans: Guidance and Lessons Learned
A costed implementation plan (CIP) is a planning and management tool — including cost estimations for multi-year action plans — for achieving the goals of a family planning program. Governments and partners can use a CIP to determine a program’s priority goals, define targets for the programmatic inputs required to meet those goals, specify interventions and activities to meet the goals, determine the costs associated with the interventions and activities, advocate for resources for the plan, and monitor the activities specified in the plan.
A CIP is also a valuable tool in the context of Family Planning 2020 — the effort designed to sustain momentum from the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. Working with ministries of health and other partners, PROGRESS helped lead the development of CIPs in Kenya, Nigeria (Gombe State), Senegal and Tanzania.
This booklet provides guidance on developing a CIP and discusses lessons learned from our experiences.