Project profile — Increasing Demand for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in West Africa


PSI - Population Services International (21032)
2018-03-27 - 2022-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Mali (24.00%)
• Niger (29.00%)
• Côte d'Ivoire (33.00%)
• South of Sahara, regional (14.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (30.00%)
Family planning (13030) (40.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and adolescent girls in Francophone West Africa, with a particular focus on Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Niger. The project seeks to increase demand for and use of sexual and reproductive health services by increasing knowledge of SRHR among women and adolescent girls and by reducing gender-related barriers to seeking these services by working with men, boys and cultural leaders in addition to women and adolescent girls. The project also expands access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion and post-abortion care. In addition, the project develops and implements a regional strategy to contribute to improved SRHR for women and adolescent girls. Project activities include: (1) training 520 health care workers to provide quality and youth-friendly health services; (2) establishing and deploying eight mobile health units; and (3) conducting events and outreach activities on SRHR, including contraception. An estimated 319,573 women and adolescent girls are expected to benefit from services and outreach activities, and 115,679 women and adolescent girls are expected to be provided with modern contraception.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased informed demand for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services and gender equality, by women, adolescent girls, men and boys; (2) increased voluntary use of, and support for, sexual and reproductive health services by women, adolescent girls, men and boys; and (3) improved coordination among key SRHR stakeholders and delivery of sexual and reproductive health services in Francophone West Africa.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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