Ugandan Parliament Sharpens Focus on Family Planning through Passage of National Population Council Bill

This case study describes the advocacy effort behind the Parliament of Uganda’s passage of the National Population Council Bill in 2013. The bill will create a new, autonomous government body to oversee the country’s population, reproductive health, and family planning policies. The Population Secretariat, the current implementing body for the nation’s population plan, has advocated for the creation of a National Population Council for more than a decade. Working with a number of key stakeholders---including the Population Secretariat; leaders in Parliament; Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office; and Reproductive Health Uganda---the Advance Family Planning initiative helped to develop and implement a focused advocacy strategy to spur passage of the bill. This case study is part of a series to showcase the advocacy activities behind a “quick win” or policy advancement.

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